Lecanora rupicola

Description

This is a crust forming lichen which is chalky white to pale grey, smooth but extensively cracked.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found on siliceous rocks and walls.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent, particularly in northern and western Britain.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland and particularly found in the Charnwood area.

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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