Wild Florida Photo - Cladonia leporina - Jester Lichen

Cladonia leporina Fr., 1831

Jester Lichen

Florida native

Marion Co. FL 03/30/19
Marion Co. FL 03/30/19
Marion Co. FL 03/30/19

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Jester lichen - Cladonia leporina - in Ocala National Forest. This is just one of the several species of Cladonia that is commonly called British soldiers lichen.
Lichens are both an algae and a fungus, living in partnership with each other. In many cases, neither organism could live without the other.


Cladonia leporina is a member of the Cladoniaceae -  family.

Date record last modified: Dec 27, 2023

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