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cup lichen

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Definition of cup lichen in English:

noun

A greenish-grey lichen with small cup-like structures arising from its spreading lobes, found typically on heathland and moorland.
  • Genus Cladonia, order Cladoniales: many species
Example sentences
  • Early colonisers are matchstick lichens, followed by cup lichens and finally bearded lichens which reach their maximum development and cover after 10 years.
  • Mosses and pixi cup lichens cohabit the top of an old spruce stump.
  • The lichen flora of the bog is well developed with as many as 10 different species of Cladonia which include bearded lichen, antler horn lichen, cup lichen and matchstick lichen.

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