Common Goldspeck

Candelariella vitellina

Common Goldspeck (Candelariella vitellina)

A fine powdery mustard yellow lichen. Apothecia yellow.

Common Goldspeck (Candelariella vitellina)

Found in nutrient rich areas such a bird perches, silica-rich rocks and calcareous rock, and brick, even trees. Widespread and very common.

Photographs of Common Goldspeck (Candelariella vitellina), taken March 2012 on local canal coping and driveway, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2012. Camera used Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38.

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4 thoughts on “Common Goldspeck

    • Thank you, Jill :). I had seen this yellow dustlike lichen on my drive and had always wondered what it was. I found it interesting going through my books and checking online which helped identify it.

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