Sulphur Dust Lichen

Psilolechia lucida

Sulphur Dust Lichen (Psilolechia lucida)

A leprose lichen which ranges from bright green to yellow-green to sulphur yellow in colour. Generally powder thin, but can be thicker in places which cracks. Apothecia rare.

Sulphur Dust Lichen (Psilolechia lucida)

Found in sheltered, dry places on sandstone rock overhangs, dry-stone walls and on man-made stone or brick. Rarely found on bark. Common and widespread throughout Britain.

Sulphur Dust Lichen (Psilolechia lucida)

Photographs of Sulphur Dust Lichen (Psilolechia lucida), taken February 2012 on local Bunter Sandstone outcrop, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2012. Camera used Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38.