Diploschistes scuposus - Diploschistes scruposus


The thallus is grey, thick and warty and may have a yellowish tinge. The cup-shaped black apothecia grow up to 3mm and look like mini volcano craters.

Identification difficulty

Usually on siliceous rocks.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map