Xanthoria ucrainica


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.

Photo ID?

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 becoming more common.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland, but increasing.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map