Cladonia subulata


Podetia very variable, grey-brown or greenish grey to ash-grey, sometimes markedly blackening below with age, slender, cylindrical, lacking a longitudinal fissure, unbranched or with furcate or antler-like branching, or terminating in irregular cups that usually proliferate from the margins, the proliferations often pointed but sometimes themselves terminating with minute, button-like cups, usually ecorticate and greyish farinose-sorediate to the base, or sometimes sparsely squamulose in lower part, basal squamules small.

Identification difficulty

Heathland and moorland habitats, often amongst rocks.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Locally frequent in suitable areas.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

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