Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Cladonia pyxidata (Linnaeus) Hoffm.
Pebbled Pixie Cup

Cladonia pyxidata is distinctive but easy to miss because of its small size. The trumpet like secondary thallus is covered with small corticate granules.
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Cladonia pyxidata, photo Russ Kleinman, Mogollon Mtns., Bursum Road, May 18, 2010

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