Lecanora dispersa


    The thallus is very thin to absent so the apothecia appear scattered on the substrate. The apothecia have thick, whitish margins which are often weakly crenulate and the discs within are pale brown.

    Similar Species

    Lecanora hagenii is very similar but this species grows on wood, not stone.

    Identification difficulty

    when found on concrete or basic stone


    Occurs in urban and rural locations on a wide range of nutrient rich basic substrates, usually stone or concrete.

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Widespread and common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common 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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