Cladonia Furcata.

This is Cladonia furcata, a lichenized species of fungi in the Cladoniaceae family. Extracts from this species have been shown to kill leukemia cells in vitro, and may have possible value in the treatment of cancer. It grows in the beach sand, forming a soft green carpet.

The height of this fungi carpet is approximately 50 mm.

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