Tephromela atra

    Description

    A yellow crust forming lichen often cracking and with lobed edges. The apothecia are deeper orange and crowded in the centre.

    Habitat

    On hard, exposed rocks, often dominant on coastal rocks but also common inland.

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map