Brown Fruited Cup Cladonia LichenBrown-fruited Cup Cladonia, Cladonia Pyxidata (L.) Fr.
Habit and habitat.-On stumps and on the earth.
Vegetative organs (thallus).-Primary, thallus scale-like and variously lobed. Fruit-bearing branches ( podetia) hollow, 5 to 25 mm. tall, top-shaped, short-stalked, granulose, warty or scurfy; margin spreading, bearing sessile or stalked apothecia.
Fruiting organs (apothecia). -Brown.
Name.-The specific name pyxidata, suggested by the podetia, is derived from the Greek; a small box.