Melanelixia fuliginosa

Description

Thallus dark green/brown to blackish brown, shining at the margins, older parts becoming clothed with dense, velvety isidia.

Similar Species

Until recently, this was considered as subspecies with Melanelixia glabratulata which is similar. However M. glabratulata is more green than brown and has pale green shining margins.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Siliceous rocks.

When to see it

All year.

UK Status

Widespread and locally common.

VC55 Status

Common 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