Psilolechia leprosa

Description

A pale yellowy-green crustose lichen.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Habitat

Grows on rocks.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales, less common in Scotland.

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

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Species profile

Species group:
Lichens
Kingdom:
Fungi
Order:
Lecanorales
Family:
Psilolechiaceae
Records on NatureSpot:
4
First record:
10/04/2010 (Hall, Geoffrey)
Last record:
21/06/2021 (Strong, Kate)

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