Lecanora polytropa


    This is a yellowy grey or pale grey-green lichen with a cracking crust. It has jade coloured fruits which can become more buff when wet.

    Identification difficulty

    On silica rich rocks and walls, and occasionally on wood.

    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

    UK Map