Diplotomma alboatrum

Description

A crustose lichen. Quite variable. White, pale or dark grey thallus, apothecia often pruinose with thin grey margins.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Good photographs required, and expert confirmation may be necessary.

Habitat

On calcareous rocks and mortar, also recorded from nutrient-enriched, basic-barked trees.

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

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map