Marchandiomyces corallinus

    Description

    A lichenicolous fungus with bright pink coralloid sclerotia (formerly believed to be sporodochia) on dead and dying areas of the host thallus.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found on a number of different lichen hosts, especially Parmelia and Physcia species, frequently causing extensive die-back of Parmelia saxatilis on walls and boulders.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon or rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map