Caloplaca decipiens


Small light-yellow to brownish-orange thallus having long convex, distinct lobes with palmate tips. The centre of the thallus is often granular.

Identification difficulty

Occurs on mortar, tombstones and nutrient-rich limestone.

When to see it

All year round

UK Status

Widespread in Britain, but records indicate that it is less common in the west.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map