Cladonia squamosa

Description

This is a grey green lichen. Podetia tall, erect, very variable in shape, usually with one or more erect branches. The overall appearance is of a very granular coated plant.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found in woodland, in heathland and on moorland, on rotting wood, on degraded peat and on boulders.

When to see it

All year round

UK Status

Widespread and locally common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent 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