Parmotrema perlatum


A relatively large and leafy lichen. It is pearly grey when dry, but greener when damp and often with a blackish whiskery margin.


Usually on tree trunks, sometimes on bushes and rocks.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread, common in much of western and southern Britain; until recently largely absent from central and eastern England as a result of sulphur dioxide pollution, but now rapidly re colonising these areas as levels have dropped.

VC55 Status

Probably increasing in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map