Diploschistes scuposus


    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map