Cladonia chlorophaea


There are similar species requiring expert attention to assess depth and granularity of the powder on the fruiting bodies, size and shape of the cups (which are highly variable), size and colour and crenulations of the little squamules around the base (even more variable).


A soil lichen of shady mossy banks and road verges

When to see it

All year round

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map