Cladonia cyathomorpha Stirt. ex W. Watson
Primary thallus made of large basal squamules, 5-10 mm diam., ± erected, often upwardly recurved at margins, ± rounded, indented, upper surface grey-green when dry, green when humid, lower surface white with raised, palmately arranged pale pink-brown, pale yellow-brown to pale brown-purple veins radiating from their point of attachment (N.B. K colour gets denser). Podetia scyphus-shaped, scarce, to 0.5-1 cm tall, regular, gradually flared to form a funnel-shaped scyphus, coarsely corticate, granulose to squamulose . Apothecia very rare, brown, pycnidia more frequent, brown, on scyphus rims. Thallus : C-, K+ yellow, KC-, Pd+ golden-yellow > red, UV-. Rare, on vertical faces of damp, mossy rocks, mainly in rainy woodlands. See also Cladonia pyxidata with a different habitat, without veins on lower surfaces of primary squamules.