Caloplaca flavescens


A yellow crust forming lichen often cracking and with lobed edges. The apothecia are deeper orange and crowded in the centre.

Similar Species

In the east of VC55 Caloplaca aurantia is found on limestone in churchyards] is found and this is easily confused with C. flavescens.

Identification difficulty

On calcareous rocks, walls and cement.

When to see it

All year round

UK Status

Common, especially in south eastern England.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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