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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