Caloplaca saxicola


This lichen may vary in colour from pale yellow to orangey brown. It is crust forming but is lobed at the margins. Up to 2cm wide and typically pruinose.

Identification difficulty

On cement, concrete and calcareous rocks, walls and monuments.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread, generally common in Britain but less so 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