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Cladonia didyma Red-tipped, minty green lichen with some darkening of the podetia. The podetia are 10-30mm long with red caps called apothecia--which are spore-bearing structures. The Cladonia genus is comprised of moss-like cup lichens. Lichens are composite organisms comprised of a fungus being inhabited by algae or cyanobacteria. According to NatureServe Explorer, Cladonia didyma&#039;s national status is N1 (critically imperiled).<br />
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Growing at the top of a ridge in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US Cladonia,Cladonia didyma,Cladoniaceae,Fall,Geotagged,United States,fungi,fungus,lichen,lichens,mushroom,mushrooms,southern soldiers,southern soldiers lichen Click/tap to enlarge

Cladonia didyma

Red-tipped, minty green lichen with some darkening of the podetia. The podetia are 10-30mm long with red caps called apothecia--which are spore-bearing structures. The Cladonia genus is comprised of moss-like cup lichens. Lichens are composite organisms comprised of a fungus being inhabited by algae or cyanobacteria. According to NatureServe Explorer, Cladonia didyma's national status is N1 (critically imperiled).

Growing at the top of a ridge in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US

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Cladonia didyma is a lichen belonging to Cladoniaceae family.

Similar species: Lecanorales
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jan 1, 2018. Captured Oct 1, 2017 09:59 in 221 Hopewell Dr, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm