Irish lichens

Lichina pygmaea
Order: Lichinales       Family: Lichinaceae

Species: Lichina pygmaea

Growth type fruticose.
Photos: On coastal rock below HWM. Bantry area, Cork, Ireland.

Black to dark-brown thallus forms mats to 1cm high. Branches +/- flattened, some can be yellow-brown. Spherical apothecia on tips.

Coastal on siliceous rocks below high water mark.
Chemical reations negative

Similar: L. confinis. Smaller, to 5mm high. Above HWM.

Lichina pygmaea       Lichina pygmaea

Lichina pygmaea on rocks below the high-water mark. Bantry, Co.Cork. February 2009

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