Submission - 18/05/2020

Sighting - 2020-05-10

Species Seen Placopyrenium fuscellum, a 'crazy-paving' lichen
Scientific Name Placopyrenium fuscellum (Turner) Gueidan & Cl. Roux 2007
Recorder Rob Randall
Record Status Confirmed
Identifier Rob Randall
Identified on 18/05/2020
Location ST753643
   
Locality Bath Spa Station
Parish Bath
Habitat Retaining wall of Pennant Sandstone
Notes This species produces a crust that is cracked all over. Each portion (areole) has a black-and-white or grey-and-white pattern, which is quite distinctive. It is listed as Verrucaria fuscella in most books but has recently been renamed.