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Free Images of Lichens
Cladonia coniocraea


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*** Warning ***

Although there aren't many lichen that are poisonous, there are some that are high in vulpinic or usnic acid and they are toxic. 

While I have tried to link images with lichen names, I am not a specialist in this field.  I have used books and images to try to look up, categorize and name the various species.  My identification should in no way be relied upon as accurate. YOU alone are responsible for properly identifying any lichen that you may be interested in.  I have attached names to images which I merely THINK resemble the species.

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Cladonia coniocrae is also known as "Powder Horn Lichen".  This is a type of club lichen that have pointed, club-like growths (podetia) or sometimes small, narrow, irregular cups.  This species prefers a moist habitat.  The images below were taken in a deciduous forest, on a wet log.  This species is very common in Central Ontario.

 

Cladonia coniocrae Powder Horn Lichen green stalks

C. coniocraea - 1
Photographed in Southern Ontario - York Regional Forest, Eldred King Woodlands - in July

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Cladonia coniocrae Powder Horn Lichen green stalks on moss

C. coniocraea - 2
Photographed in Southern Ontario - York Regional Forest, Eldred King Woodlands - in July

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Cladonia coniocrae Ontario green lichen on moss

C. coniocraea - 3
Photographed in Southern Ontario - York Regional Forest, Eldred King Woodlands - in July

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Cladonia coniocrae Powder Horn Lichen green grey stalks on mossy log Ontario

C. coniocraea - 4
Photographed in Southern Ontario - York Regional Forest, Eldred King Woodlands - in July

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Lovely Lichens &
Magnificent Mosses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lichens - Two types of organisms living together - a fungus and an alga.  The fungus makes the body that protects the alga, and the alga provides the food for the fungus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thoreau once wrote:  "I find myself inspecting little granules as it were on the bark of trees - little shields or apothecia springing from a thallus - such is the mood of my mind - and I call it studying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lichens were problematic for biological classification but are now classified as fungi under the genus and species of the host fungus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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