Xanthoria ucrainica

    Description

    A leafy lichen, with lobes ascending or pendant, overlapping, greenish to bright yellow, lobes tiny but expanded towards the tip, becoming fan-shaped, 0.7 to 1.2 mm in width.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On nutrient enriched bark and also on man-made substrates.

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Scattered widely throughout Britain, once local it is now becoming common.

    VC55 Status

    Increasingly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    MAP KEY:

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

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