Melanelixia fuliginosa subsp. glabratula


    Thallus green to warm brown, shining, older parts with few to abundant cylindrical or branched outgrowths reaching 0.8 mm or more in height, leaving white scars when rubbed off.

    Identification difficulty

    On deciduous tree bark and fences, rarely rocks.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Generally common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent 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