Punctelia jeckeri

    Description
    Thallus foliose, grey-green when fresh, tinged brown and usually pruinose (lens needed) at the slightly upturned margins, grey when dry, underside pale brown, inner lobes developing marginal soralia, lobe surfaces with scattered, white dots (pseudocyphellae) that later also develop into soralia; apothecia apparently unknown.
    Similar Species

    Very similar to P. subrudecta but distinguished by being more matt with brown areas near the tips of the lobes. Soralia are also more abundant along the margins of the lobes.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found on a variety of trees.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Evidently widespread and locally common, but not distinguished from P. subrudecta until relatively recently.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map