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Cladonia: a field guide 1992


Cladonia is an extensive and difficult genus of lichens, but one that is extremely valuable in defining many plant communities, particularly heathlands.

The guide makes use of illustrations and relatively few simple characters to define the species, and to differentiate Cladonia from some superficially similar genera. Keys and line drawings are provided, enabling the non-specialist to identify most British and Irish species of this important lichen genus, whose species are extensively used in the National Vegetation Classification.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Biota

Reference date 1992··

Hodgetts, N.G. 1992. Cladonia: a field guide. JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 873701 08 X.

This is a relatively simple field guide for use by the non-specialist.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·11·01

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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