Diploicia canescens

Description

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

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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.

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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