Cladonia coccifera agg.

Alternative names
Cladonia diversa agg.
Description

The protruding stems of this lichen are irregular in shape and bear yellow-green cups which have a granular appearance inside and out. The apothecia are bright red and conspicuous.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

On heaths, dunes, rotting stumps and in rock crevices.

When to see it

All year round

UK Status

Widespread and locally common.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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