Physcia aipolia

    Description

    Whitish or pale bluish-grey thallus to 6cm diameter. It is distinctive because of its whitish rimed cups with dark brown or blackish centres.

    Habitat

    Occurs on well-lit, nutrient-rich trees, often in the nodes of twigs and branches.

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain, although there are fewer records from the east and the north west England.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map