Lecanora albescens

    Description

    A white or grey white crustose lichen with crowded apothecia which have thick margins and pale buff discs.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On sunny faces of calcareous rocks and concrete.

    When to see it

    All year round

    Life History

    This species is often parasitised by another lichen, Arthonia apotheciorum, which blackens the apothecia discs.

    UK Status

    Common in England, more local in Wales and Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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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

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