#Project365; Day 247. A Lichen Goblet.
Useful for drinking wine or mead from if you’re a very tiny fairy/goblin/elf, or maybe that tiny insect sitting on its rim. I’ve spent ages trying to identify this, as I’ve never seen such a bright turquoise squamulose coating on one before. No luck though; I’m barely less confused than when I started. I have, however, wasted a couple of hours learning what terms like podetia, soredia, apothecia and squamulose mean. Those are hours I’ll never get back (I wouldn’t mind if I remembered them all, but that’s unlikely). 😉
It’s another Cladonia, of that I’m (fairly) confident. I think it’s probably Cladonia diversa, but I’m very likely to be wrong. 😀