Acarospora fuscata

    Description

    This is a common species on nutrient-rich siliceous rocks such as granite. The thallus of this lichen is matt brown and has the appearance of dried mud.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found on silica based rocks and stonework that are also nutrient rich.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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