Cladonia coccifera agg.

    Alt Name
    Cladonia diversa agg.

    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

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map