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Cladonia rei

Cladonia rei Schaerer

Cladonia nemoxyna (Ach.) Arnold

Wand Lichen, Cup Lichen

KingdomFungiMushrooms, lichens, gel fungi, yeasts, and molds; also called eukaryotes
DivisionAscomycotaSac fungi
SubdivisionPezizomycotinaSac fungi with filaments
ClassLecanoromycetes“Lichenized” fungi
OrderLecanoralesMostly lichen-forming fungi
SuborderLecanorineaeLichens
FamilyCladoniaceaeReindeer moss, cup lichen, others
GenusCladonia“Cup lichen”
Speciesrei

About plant names...

Wand lichen is technically considered fruticose, because it looks a little like a tiny shrub, but the specimens I have seen are separate, bare, sharp-tipped stalks. I found virtually no information about this species online.

Identification: Stalks are grayish-green, somewhat curved, and typically pointed on top. Tops of some are cup-shaped, with brown proliferations.

References:

Walewski, Joe, Lichens of the North Woods, Kollath+Stensaas Publishing, 2007, p. 51

Cladonia rei (Wand Lichen, Cup Lichen)

9/18/2009 · Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm) ID is uncertain

Cladonia rei (Wand Lichen, Cup Lichen)

9/18/2009 · Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 4 × 2½" (10 × 7 cm) ID is uncertain

Cladonia rei (Wand Lichen, Cup Lichen)

9/16/2016 · Cadillac Mountain South Ridge Trail, Bar Harbor, ME

Cladonia rei (Wand Lichen, Cup Lichen)

9/18/2009 · Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 5 × 3" (12 × 8.3 cm) ID is uncertain

Cladonia rei description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 5 Oct 2016.

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Cladonia rei (Wand Lichen, Cup Lichen)

9/18/2009 · Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm) ID is uncertain

Cladonia rei (Wand Lichen, Cup Lichen)

9/16/2016 · Cadillac Mountain South Ridge Trail, Bar Harbor, ME

Cladonia rei (Wand Lichen, Cup Lichen)

9/18/2016 · Barred Island Preserve, Deer Isle, ME

Cladonia rei (Wand Lichen, Cup Lichen)

9/16/2016 · Cadillac Mountain South Ridge Trail, Bar Harbor, ME

Cladonia rei (Wand Lichen, Cup Lichen)

9/18/2009 · Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 2½ × 2" (7 × 5.6 cm) ID is uncertain