Verrucaria baldensis


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

Identification difficulty

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


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

UK Map