Verrucaria baldensis

Description

This is a crust forming lichen with an uncracked matt white or pale grey thallus which becomes pitted with dark holes.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

On hard limestone rocks and memorials and on mortar.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Common and widespread.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map