Cladonia portentosa


The richly-branched thallus is a pale grey-green or cream in colour and can form dense mats up to 6cm tall. The branches are usually trichotomous and the finer ones spread in all directions.

Identification difficulty

Heaths, moors and dunes

When to see it

All year

UK Status

Very common.

VC55 Status

Not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map