Common Greenshield Lichen - Flavoparmelia caperata
A conspicuous medium to large leafy lichen, it is pale grey when dry and yellow green when wet. It has rounded lobes, measuring 3 to 8 mm wide, and these often have a wrinkled appearance, especially in older specimens, looking like molten wax.
Trunks of deciduous trees and on other, generally base-poor, substrates.
All year round.
Widespread and locally common, scarcer in central and northern Scotland.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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