Cladonia floerkeana


Podetia small, typically 1 to 2 cm in height, grey, usually unbranched, not forming cups, surface densely covered with granules and/or small squamules, lacking soredia or at most, slightly granular-sorediate; basal squamules small and inconspicuous; apothecia bright red, conspicuous, one or more developed at the tips of the podetia and often forming rings.

Identification difficulty

Damp places, mossy logs and stumps.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Locally frequent in suitable areas.

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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