Xanthoria elegans


    A leafy lichen which may be yellow to deep orange in colour with very narrow (< 1mm), adpressed, somewhat serpentine lobes.

    Identification difficulty

    On nutrient-enriched rocks, walls, concrete etc.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and locally common in Britain, though tending to be more frequent in upland areas.

    VC55 Status

    Local 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