This grey foliose lichen has long, fairly erect lobes and prominent marginal cilia. The lobe ends split and turn back to reveal coarse cream-coloured soredia.
Physcia adscendens is very similar and grows in similar places but this species has lobe ends that inflate into 'hoods'.
On twigs, bark, walls and rocks. Often on tree trunks in urban areas.
All year round.
Widespread and common in Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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