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Lichens

250 species of lichen have been recorded at Slapton Ley, this is the largest number of lichen in an area of this size anywhere in England. Lichens can be found in all the habitats of the nature reserve and in the built environment of Slapton Village. Four rare species are found at Slapton Ley, Cryptolechia carneolutea, Parmelina quercina,Southern Grey (Physcia tribacioides) andGolden-hair Lichen (Teloschistes flavicansare).