Cladonia squamosa


    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

    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

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

    UK Map