Thallus a chalky white (to pale blue-grey), smooth to cracked-areolate crust, margin well-defined, usually with radial cracking; apothecia set in the thallus, with black discs, or initially grey-pruinose, one or more per areole. Often forming conspicuous, large, circular patches.
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On hard limestone
All year round.
Widespread and quite frequent in Britain becoming less common in Scotland.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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