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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map