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.
On acid, rotting wood, heaths and drying peat surfaces.
All year round.
Widespread but local in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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