Cladonia uncialis subsp. biuncialis


    Mature podetia without basal squamules, whitish to pale yellow-green or grey-green, hollow, thin-walled and brittle, seeming inflated, finely powdery on the inner surface. The stems branch into two or three parts and these in turn terminate in 2 to 6 small branches surrounding a central hole. The ultimate branch tips pink-brown.

    Identification difficulty

    Heaths and moors.

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, but mainly coastal in England.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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