The Bengal match lichen (Cladonia floerkeana) belongs to the family Cladoniaceae. It is a fruticose lichen that is distributed to all over Japan, as well as the Northern Hemisphere. This lichen grows on the ground, rotten tree, and trunk bases of conifers from the lowland to mountains. The podetia are 10 mm to 30 mm high, with a diameter of 1.5 mm. They may be branched at the tips, and covered with coarse squamules. The apothecia form on the rim of the tip of the podetia, and they are light to dark brown in color. The red pycnidia also form on the tips of the podetia.