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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map