Caloplaca teicholyta


Thallus white to whitish grey, corticate at least when young, forming irregular to rounded crusts, irregularly and sometimes rather obscurely lobed at the margins, surface scurfy, eroding towards the centre to become granular (soralia not clearly delimited); apothecia uncommon, orange to red-brown, scattered and initially immersed in the thallus surface.

Identification difficulty

On calcareous rocks, walls and monuments.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread, but with few records from the north or west of Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

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