Porpidia crustulata

    Description

    A thin, pale grey crust forming lichen with black apothecia (up to 1.5mm diameter), often in groups or lines.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Often found on base-poor rocks and small stones.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common in most of Britain, except the East Anglia region.

    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