Tephromela atra


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

Identification difficulty

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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map