Hammered Shield Lichen - Parmelia sulcata


    This is a silvery grey-green lichen with dish like lobes. The lobes have a network of sharp ridges and depressions giving the lichen a hammered appearance.

    Identification difficulty

    Usually on trees occasionally on rock.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History

    It is very tolerant of pollution.

    UK Status

    Widespread and common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map