Cladonia glauca


A greyish, slender, commonly unbranched lichen, tapered to a point, usually with a longitudinal fissure that may be hidden by soredia, apothecia brown, rare.  Easily confused with similar species if critical features are not checked.

Identification difficulty

On acid, rotting wood, heaths and drying peat surfaces.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread but local in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map