Vezdaea aestivalis

    Description

    This lichen can be oliver green to reddish brown, often with a fluffy surface. Apothecia are usually present and are dull red/brown, up to 1mm. It is tolerant of copper and zinc so can be found in habitats that other lichens avoid.

    Habitat

    Has been found in various habitats, particularly on acidic soil, often over Peltigera, also on railway ballast.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread but rather scattered in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map