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
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