Lecidella elaeochroma

    Description

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

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map