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Cladonia Furcata This lichen was large, green, and extensively branched. It had a flat primary thallus with a secondary upright stalk, which forms a second thallus. The second thallus, which is called the podetium, is extensively branched.  Cladonia,Cladonia Furcata,Cladonia furcata,Geotagged,Summer,United States,lichen Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Cladonia Furcata

This lichen was large, green, and extensively branched. It had a flat primary thallus with a secondary upright stalk, which forms a second thallus. The second thallus, which is called the podetium, is extensively branched.

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''Cladonia furcata'' is a lichenized species of fungi in the Cladoniaceae family. It has an intermediate to tolerant air pollution sensitivity. Extracts of this species have been shown to kill leukemia cells in vitro, and may have possible value in the treatment of cancer.

Similar species: Lecanorales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Feb 17, 2018. Captured Sep 9, 2017 10:38 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm