Punctelia subrudecta

Description

This is a grey, leafy lichen which grows to around 7cm. It can appear much greener when wet. The smooth lobes are about 1cm wide and studded with white dots (punctiform soralia).

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Habitat

Grows on a variety of trees and also on acid rocks and memorials.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Most records come from the southern half of Britain and from Northern Ireland. It is widespread in both of these areas.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map