A tufted, much branched, yellow-green to grey-green lichen, black at base of main stem, the main stem just above the base with fine, transverse but not longitudinal cracking, branches not constricted at their bases, terminal branches with rounded to oval soralia and clusters of short, spine-like isidia.
Widespread and often very common on tree trunks and more especially on the smaller branches, rare on rocks.
All year round.
Widespread and frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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