Cladonia fimbriata


Podetia grey-green, with cups (scyphi) abruptly expanded from the long, cylindrical stems, with finely granular soredia on the outer surface and interior of the cup (looking like fine flour). Apothecia on the margins of the rather distorted cups are brown but uncommon. Under magnification, minute brown pycnidia are often seen on the cup margins. There are no peeling squamules on the  slender stem, even down to the base.

Identification difficulty

On soil and rotting wood.

When to see it

All year round

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

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