Cladonia uncialis subsp. biuncialis

Description

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
Habitat

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.

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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

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