Cladonia caespiticia

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Cladonia caespiticia


Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Lecanoromycetidae
Ordo: Lecanorales

Familia: Cladoniaceae
Genus: Cladonia
Species: Cladonia caespiticia


Cladonia caespiticia (Pers.) Flörke, 1887

Type: THE NETHERLANDS?, C.H. Persoon s.n. (H-ACH 1722A, lectotype n.v. [selected by Ahti (1993)]).

Ecology: Cladonia caespiticia occurs on humus, bare soil, and the bases of trees (especially hardwoods).

Distribution: Cladonia caespiticia is widespread and common throughout eastern North America with scattered occurrences in the Great Plains. It has also been reported from every other continent except Australia and Antarctica.

  • Baeomyces caespiticius Pers., 1794


  • Baeomyces caespiticius Pers., Ann. Bot. (Usteri) 1: 19 (1794)


  • Flörke, Clad. Comm.: 8 (1828)
  • Floerke, H.G. (1828) De Cladoniis difficillimo Lichenum genere Commentation nova. - Rostock. (Mattick Rec.# 33830 - Recent Literature on Lichens)
  • Brodo, I.M., Sharnoff, S.D. and Sharnoff, S. (2001) Cladonia (pp. 223-278) In, Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven, 795 pages. (Description of Cladonia caespiticia and distribution map for North America: p. 242; color photo: p. 242, plate 217)
  • Hinds, J.W. and Hinds, P.L. (2007) Cladonia Hill ex P. Browne, 1756 (pp. 151-217) In, The Macrolichens of New England. - Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden No. 96. New York Botanical Garden Press, Bronx, New York. 584 pp. (Description of Cladonia caespiticia: p. 168; color photo: p. 168, Fig. 50)
  • Lendemer, J.C. and Hodkinson, B.P. (2009) The Wisdom of Fools: new molecular and morphological insights into the North American apodetiate species of Cladonia. - Opuscula Philolichenum 7: 79–100. PDF (Description of Cladonia caespiticia: pp. 89-91) (Plate 2, p. 88, C. caespiticia: Fig. 1, apothecia; Fig. 2, apothecia and primary squamules; Fig. 3, pycnidia)
  • Thomson, J.W. (2003) Cladonia P. Browne (pp. 73-90) In, Lichens of Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Herbarium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 386 pages. (Description of Cladonia caespiticia: p. 77)
  • van Herk, K. and Aptroot, A. (2004) Cladonia Hill ex P. Browne (pp. 128-165) In, Veldgids Korstmossen. Koninkliijke Nederlandse Natuurhistorische Vereniging, 423 pages; in Dutch. (Description of Cladonia caespiticia: p. 130; color photo: p. 131)

Links to photos[edit]

  • The Lichen Herbarium, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway (Photo Gallery) - Cladonia caespiticia

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Stubby-stalked cladonia (Lichens of N.A.)
日本語: ドテハナゴケ
Nederlands: Greppelblaadje