Caloplaca chrysodeta Teloschistaceae
Caloplaca chrysodeta (Leproplaca chrysodeta)

Growth type crustose
Chemical results: K+ red

Found on dry, shaded calcareous rocks, walls and mortar, sometimes spreading over mosses.

Thallus forms a thick, areolate crust of yellowish-grey or mustard coloured, powdery granules. Granules are globular. Apothecia unknown.

Similar: Sterile Caloplaca citrina agg. has brighter yellow soredia and occurs on well-lit calcareous rocks and walls


Caloplaca chrysodeta


Caloplaca chrysodeta
Caloplaca chrysodeta
Wool and Lytchett heath, Dorset. February 2013, 2014

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