Peniophora lycii


A resupinate lichen-like species that can be easily overlooked. The irregular patches formed are grey sometimes with a violaceous tint and are usually extensive on the host branches. The surface is slightly warted and the edges well defined.

Identification difficulty

On dead twigs and branches of deciduous trees.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map