Lecanora orosthea


Thallus very pale yellowish or yellow-green sometimes almost off white, forming a thin, often extensive, continuous crust bounded by white. Surface becoming cracked

Identification difficulty

On dry siliceous rocks and walls, often below overhangs.

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


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

UK Map