Cladonia pyxidata

    Description

    A pixie-cup lichen with funnel shaped podetia tapering gradually towards the base, the exterior surface is often coated with granules, as are the inside of the cups.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Often in degraded, peaty habitats, but also on wood such as Hazel.

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map