Cladonia cristatella

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Cladonia cristatella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Lecanorales
Family: Cladoniaceae
Genus: Cladonia
Species: C. cristatella
Binomial name
Cladonia cristatella
Tuck. (1858)

Cladonia cristatella, commonly known as the British soldiers lichen, is a fruticose lichen belonging to the family Cladoniaceae. The species was first described scientifically by American botanist Edward Tuckerman in 1858.[1]

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  1. ^ Tuckerman E. (1858). "Supplement to an Enumeration of North American Lichenes". American Journal of Science and Arts. 2. 25: 428. 

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