Diploicia canescens


A grey-white lichen (greener when damp) with many folds and ridges, it often has a chalky bloom.

Identification difficulty

Found on rocks, walls, stonework and nutrient enriched bark, usually where somewhat shaded.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread, common in the south, becoming rarer and mainly coastal in the north.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map