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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map