Miriquidica leucophaea

Description

The thallus is aureolate and generally flat but with some wartiness.It is glossy and pale grey/brown. Apothecia are usually abundant and are up to 1mm in diameter and dark brown to black, though pale when wet.

Identification difficulty
ID guidance

C+ (stains faint pink)

Habitat

Mainly an upland species on well-lit siliceous rocks. Rarely on sawn wood.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread in northern and western Britain, but seems to be less frequent in other areas.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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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