Candelariella reflexa

    Description

    This lichen has small, sometimes continuous, granules that become covered in bright yellow soredia giving it a fluffy appearance.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On the bark of shaded, nutrient-rich trees. Often found at lower levels where dogs urinate.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map