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.

be our species champion

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map