Cladonia ramulosa

    Description

    Primary thallus made up of small leafy lobes, the grey green cups which rise from this lichen have secondary tiers of growth often decorated by brown sac like structures in which the sexual spores are developed.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On wet, acidic heath.

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Widespread and locally fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Local 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