Lecidella elaeochroma


A yellowy grey or pale grey-green lichen with a cracked crust and studded with black spots.

Identification difficulty

On smooth barked trees, common on Ash.

When to see it

All year round.

Life History

An early colonist of smooth-barked trees.

UK Status

Widespread and quite common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent 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