Lecidella scabra


Thallus a pale- to dark-grey, cracked crust, initially with scattered greenish soralia but the whole thallus commonly becoming green-sorediate; apothecia small, black, concave to convex, when young with defined, more shiny, regular to convoluted margins.

Identification difficulty

On rocks, walls and stonework.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and 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