Cladonia cervicornis

Cladonia cervicornis is a species of lichen in the family Cladoniaceae. It was first described by Swedish lichenologist Erik Acharius in 1799 as Lichen cervicornis. Julius von Flotow transferred it to the genus Cladonia in 1849. In North America, it is colloquially known as the "ladder lichen".[1]

Cladonia cervicornis
Cladonia cervicornis subsp cervicornis 1.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Lecanorales
Family: Cladoniaceae
Genus: Cladonia
C. cervicornis
Binomial name
Cladonia cervicornis
(Ach.) Flot. (1849)
  • Lichen cervicornis Ach. (1799)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Brodo, Irwin M.; Sharnoff, Sylvia Duran; Sharnoff, Stephen (2001). Lichens of North America. Yale University Press. p. 245. ISBN 978-0-300-08249-4.