Flavoparmelia soredians


Very similar to Flavoparmelia caperata but with somewhat smaller lobes, which are more adpressed to the substrate surface, soralia said not to be so distinctly pustular when young,

Similar Species

Flavoparmelia caperata.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.


On trees and rocks.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Predominantly southern and coastal, but becoming more common inland in urban areas.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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