All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Pebbled Pixie-cup Lichen</strong> 
<em>Cladonia pixidata</em>
Big South Fork 
Dec. 2007

I was delighted to find these charming little  lichens growing along the John Muir Overlook trail in the Big South Fork. They were about 1/2-inch tall...
Pebbled Pixie-cup Lichen
Cladonia pixidata
Big South Fork
Dec. 2007

I was delighted to find these charming little lichens growing along the John Muir Overlook trail in the Big South Fork. They were about 1/2-inch tall. These squamulose (shelf-like) lichens grow on the ground and produce their spores in the little cupped structures, called podetia.

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