Xanthoparmelia conspersa

Alternative names
Parmelia conspersa

Thallus yellow-grey or bluish-grey, often glossy. Narrow, overlapping lobes to 3mm wide and much divided. Underside black with short rhizines. Variable covering of coralloid isidia, often abundant. Occasionally fertile producing brown-disced apothecia with thin, contorted margins.

Identification difficulty

Acid rocks, walls and roofs in exposed areas.

When to see it

All year.

UK Status

Common. With a Western distribution.

VC55 Status

Frequent. Mostly confined to Charnwood Forest.

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