Lecanora carpinea


A crust forming lichen with a thin white to greyish thallus and white prothallus. Apothecia with brownish-grey discs covered by thick white pruina.

Identification difficulty

Found on the twigs, branches and young trunks of smooth barked deciduous trees, very rarely occurs on stonework.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map