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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map