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Cladonia uncialis

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 14 March 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Cladonia uncialis (NL: Varkenspootje / EN: Cladonia uncialis / DE: Igel-Cladonie / FR: Cladonia uncialis) is a lichen with smooth white to pale yellowish-green podetia with sparse irregular branching and open axils. The branches are hollow and swollen, very brittle when dry and
terminating in three to five, commonly four, short, abruptly tapering branches surrounding the central hole, giving it a conspicuously stellate appearance when viewed from above. Tips are purplish-brown. It is a common species on peat bogs and open acidic heaths.

Image: Hoogerheide (NL) - 05/03/2013

Canon EOS 7D 1/100 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Prachtig detail!
Ik wens je een fijne dag.

14 Mar 2013 7:40am

Francisco from Miami, United States

Very nice DOF!

14 Mar 2013 9:05pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/100 second
ISO 200
150 mm