Chewing Gum Lichen - Lecanora muralis


    Usually forms a loose rosette and has a variety of colours from off white, through dirty greys to pale browns.

    Identification difficulty

    On rocks, concrete and other urban substrates that are enriched with nitrogen - such as from bird droppings.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and becoming very common in urban areas, less so in the north of Scotland and extreme south-west of England.

    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