Illosporiopsis christiansenii

    Description

    This lichenicolous fungus (a fungus which is a parasite on lichens) is readily seen due to its red colour.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Anywhere that the host lichens are found.

    Life History

    Parasitic on the lichen Phscia tenella and sometimes also on Xanthoria parietina.

    UK Status

    Seems to be 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