Submission - 18/05/2020

Sighting - 2020-05-08

Species Seen Protoblastenia rupestris, a common crustose lichen of walls
Scientific Name Protoblastenia rupestris (Scop.) Steiner
Recorder Rob Randall
Record Status Confirmed
Identifier Rob Randall
Identified on 18/05/2020
Location ST752648
Locality Parade Gardens balustrade
Parish Bath
Habitat Top of the Bath Stone balustrade
Notes Patches of small orange blobs are often due to this species. Sometimes the main body of the lichen (the thallus) is a thin cracked crust as in this specimen, and sometimes completely embedded in the rock from which the orange fruiting bodies appear. They begin life +/- round but become misshapen as they mature.