Cladonia macilenta

Description

Podetia usually small, often about 1cm in height, cylindrical, blunt-tipped, unbranched or, at most, sparsely branched, grey, the surface powdery, often with a few small squamules below; basal squamules relatively small, incised, grey, becoming grey-green when damp; apothecia red, button-like on the tips of the podetia.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

On damp stumps and tree-bases, particularly in acid woodland.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and locally common in Britain

VC55 Status

Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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