Common Powderhorn

Cladonia coniocraea

Common Powderhorn (Cladonia coniocraea)

This is a vibrant green lichen when wet, but dull when dry. The podetia (stalk-like growths) are narrow and curved, and tapering to a point or a tiny cup. These can grow up to a height of 3cm.

Common Powderhorn (Cladonia coniocraea)

Found on mossy, decaying tree stumps. Common and widespread throughout.

Common Powderhorn (Cladonia coniocraea)

Photographs of Common Powderhorn (Cladonia coniocraea), taken April 2012 on rotting tree stump, local wood, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2012. Camera used Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38.