|Cladonia sp., possibly C. gracilis.|
|Cup lichen growing with mosses. The flattish "leaves", called thalli, are another stage of the same lichen.|
Thalli of the Cladonias are composed of two parts – the squamulose primary thallus, developed on the substratum, and the secondary thallus consisting of erect podetia - pointed or cup-forming outgrows, occuring on the upper surface of the primary thallus. (Lichens in the Pieniny)
And I've found a match for the towering cup lichen that I posted a few days ago.
And, following a comment on that day, I'm renaming it for my private memory bank as the "Dr. Seuss lichen".
|See what I mean? Image from The Architecture of Dr. Seuss.|
|Lichen found here.|