Irish lichens

Hypotrachyna taylorensis
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Parmeliaceae

Species: Hypotrachyna taylorensis

Growth type foliose.
Photos: On rock. Gougane Barra, Cork and Killarney, Co. Kerry. SW Ireland. Identification confirmed by John Douglass (photos)

Large, bluish-grey thallus with neither soredia or isidia. The upper surface is often crumpled and white-spotted with peeling fragments of cortex that are the chief means of distribution. Seldom fertile. Central lobes often overlap and point in same direction.

Occurs in old woodlands in W of Ireland on mossy trees and rocks.
Medulla K-, C+ red, UV+ blue-white

Hypotrachyna taylorensis

Hypotrachyna taylorensis

Hypotrachyna taylorensis
Hypotrachyna taylorensis. January 2009 and November 2010

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