Xanthoparmelia conspersa

    Alt Name
    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.


    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map