Candelariella coralliza

    Description

    Thallus thick, cracked-areolate, of densely aggregated, spherical, yellow granules; apothecia yellow, rare. The granule size may be critical in identification.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Often found as isolated colonies on nutrient-enriched rocks and stonework used as bird perches, such as the highest point along a dry-stone wall.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, but more frequent in the north and west.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent and local in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map