Spiny Moss Lichen
Size
Ellura
Rhizinate Lichen
Fresh
 
                      
Spiny Moss Lichen (Cladia aggregata)Class: Fungi (Fungi) - Sac Fungi (Ascomycota) - Lichenised Fungi (Lecanoromycetes)
Order: Lichens (Lecanorales)
Family: Spindle Lichen (Cladoniaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Spiny Moss Lichen (Cladia aggregata)
This Photo:     🔍Habitat🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The body/stalks of this are hollow. It's quite tiny with the end branches being only ~2mm.
We think the black tips (only a couple of tenths of a mm) are the fruiting bodies.
We find ours under the Eastern side of fallen Calitris trunks.

Copyright © 2021-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Jun-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.