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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map