Cladonia bacillaris


Cladonia bacillaris

(Ach.) Genth (1835)
BLS Number
chemical race of C. macilenta
General Description

Cladonia bacillaris is now regarded as a chemotype of Cladonia macilenta lacking thamnolic acid, therefore not giving the normal K+ yellow spot test of typical Cladonia macilenta (Pino-Bodas et al, 2021). See Cladonia macilenta for more details. 

The chemotype is still recorded by the BLS mapping scheme as it may be of ecological interest.


Distribution Map
Key to map date classes

Pino-Bodas, R., Sanderson, N., Cannon, P., Aptroot, A., Coppins, B., Orange, A. & Simkin, J. (2021). Lecanorales: Cladoniaceae, including the genera Cladonia, Pilophorus and Pycnothelia. Revisions of British and Irish Lichens 19: 1-45. Link

Text by Neil A Sanderson based on Pino-Bodas et al (2021)