Physcia aipolia


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

    Identification difficulty

    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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map