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