Pertusaria albescens


Thallus pale greenish grey to grey, often zoned at the margin, surface with often abundant, often (but not always) clearly delimited, round soralia that lack a bitter taste, apothecia rare.


Widespread on bark of deciduous trees, only occasionally on other substrates.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain though it seems to have a somewhat uneven distribution.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map