Irish lichens

Verrucaria hochstetteri
Order: Verrucariales       Family: Verrucariaceae

Species: Verrucaria hochstetteri

Growth type crustose.
Photos: On limestone rocks. The Burren, W Ireland.
BLS Burren meeting 2009

Smooth white to pale grey thallus. Large sunken perithecia leaving conspicuous pits in rock when they decay.

Common throughout Ireland on hard limestone and mortar.
Chemical reactions negative.

Similar: Verrucaria baldensis. Smaller perithecia.

Verrucaria hochstetteri

Verrucaria hochstetteri
Verrucaria hochstetteri. BLS Burren meeting, April 2009

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