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Cladonia floerkeana (Devils matchstick)

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum:     Ascomycota
Class:        Lecanoromycetes
Order:       Lecanorales
Family:      Cladoniaceae
Genus: Cladonia
Species: Cladonia floerkeana
Common name: Devils matchstick, British soldier. 

Cladoniaceae is a common and large family with over 70 species known in this country.
Cladonia floerkeana is a small (20 mm) but bright red coloured cup lichen and is usually found on logs, tree stumps and along roadside cuttings and on disturbed ground. 


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