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