Cladonia rangiformis

    Description

    Podetia are greyish, richly branched, commonly terminating in spiky tufts with pointed, dark ends. The surface of the podetia appearing speckled, with groups of green algal cells on a paler background, looking like the pattern on a giraffe's neck.

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    Habitat

    Often found on dunes or in rather dry, neutral to basic grassland.

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Widespread and locally common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Local in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map