Cladonia pyxidata


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

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.

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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