Punctelia subrudecta


    This is a grey, leafy lichen which grows to around 7cm. It can appear much greener when wet. The smooth lobes are about 1cm wide and studded with white dots (punctiform soralia).

    Identification difficulty

    Grows on a variety of trees and also on acid rocks and memorials.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Most records come from the southern half of Britain and from Northern Ireland. It is widespread in both of these areas.

    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