in Pino-Bodas & al., Mycol. Progr., 11, 1: 277, 2012. Basionym: Cladonia turgida var. corsicana Rondon & Vězda - in Vězda, Lich. Sel. Exs., 36: 2, no. 881, 1970
Distribution: C- Sar (Pino-Bodas & al. 2012)
Description: Primary thallus squamulose, persistent, the squamules 6-14 mm long, 1-4 mm wide, erect, undivided or irregularly lobed, pale green in upper part, arachnoid and white to pale grey or pale pink beneath. Podetia frequent, cupless, branched at tips, hollow inside, 4-24 mm high, 2-10 mm wide, esorediate, entirely open and flattened, smoothly corticate, pale green, the podetial walls rarely twisted and joined at the base, often with oval perforations. Apothecia common, dark brown. Asci 8-spored, clavate, thickened at apex, with a K/I+ blue tholus and a K/I+ strongly blue outer gelatinous sheath, Cladonia-type. Ascospores 1-celled, hyaline, ellipsoid. Pycnidia on upper surface of squamules, more rarely on podetia, globose, with a colourless jelly. Photobiont chlorococcoid. Spot tests: K- or K+ brownish, C-, KC-, P+ red, UV-. Chemistry: fumarprotocetraric acid complex.
Note: on acid soil and rock fissures, mostly in localities with dominant cork tree and in Cistus shrublands; described from Corsica and known also from Sardinia, Crete and the SW part of the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal, Spain).
Growth form: Fruticose
Substrata: soil, terricolous mosses, and plant debris