Verrucaria hochstetteri


The thallus is variably pale grey to grey-green or even red-tinged. It has large, completely immersed perithecia (to 0.8mm diam) which leave conspicuous pits in the substrate when they decay.

Identification difficulty

On suitable limestone habitats, including man-made structures .

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Common and widespread in Britain.

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