Cladonia crispata


Small squamules followed by smooth, upright, irregularly branched brownish-grey to olive-brown podetia with pale reticulations. Axils open, margins with finger-like extensions or narrow cups that sometimes develop into one-sided tiers.

Identification difficulty

Found in boggy areas and acid heaths.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Quite widespread in Britain, though it appears to be less common in central and eastern areas of 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