Many-forked Cladonia

Cladonia furcata

''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.
Cladonia Furcata This lichen was large, green, and extensively branched. 

Habitat: Growing in moss; mixed forest Cladonia,Cladonia furcata,Fall,Geotagged,Many-forked Cladonia,United States,lichen

Appearance

Like other lichens in the genus ''Cladonia'', the fruiting body of ''C. furcata'' is made of a flattened primary thallus and a secondary upright stalk that forms the secondary thallus. The secondary thallus – the ''podetium'' – is extensively branched, and may reach up to 10 centimetres tall. The podetia ranges in color from grayish or pale green to brown. The axil, the inner junction of a branchlet with a branch or with another branchlet, is open, with inrolled branches, and frequently with a longitudinal groove that extends down the podetium from the axil. The fertile branches of this lichen are more or less flattened, and often grooved. ''C. furcata'' does not have the vegetative reproductive structures soredia and isidia, but instead has apothecia—cup-like ascocarps that contain asci on which ascospores are borne. The apothecia are brown, small, and borne at the end of the branches.
Lichen - Cladonia furcata *Tentative ID

Habitat: Growing in moss; mixed forest
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/123363/lichen_-_cladonia_furcata.html Cladonia furcata,Fall,Geotagged,Many-forked Cladonia,United States

Distribution

''C. furcata'' is most commonly found in forests near coastlines, at low to mid elevations. It may be found growing on moss, humus, and soil, more rarely on rotten wood or at the base of trees. In North America, it is found from Alaska to California, and is very common in the west Cascade range.
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

Habitat

''C. furcata'' is most commonly found in forests near coastlines, at low to mid elevations. It may be found growing on moss, humus, and soil, more rarely on rotten wood or at the base of trees. In North America, it is found from Alaska to California, and is very common in the west Cascade range.

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Taxonomy
KingdomFungi
DivisionAscomycota
ClassLecanoromycetes
OrderLecanorales
FamilyCladoniaceae
GenusCladonia
SpeciesC. furcata