Irish lichens

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Micareaceae

Species: Micarea lignaria var. endoleuca

Growth type crustose, granular.
Photos: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. C+ yellowish-orange

Thallus of scattered or confluent, +/- globose whitish, bluish-grey or grey-green areoles with yellowish tinge. Black or blue-black, immarginate apothecia are convex to +/- globose. Pycnidia absent.

Occasional, on mossy, acidic rocks and trees in upland and coastal areas. Most frequently recorded from the north and west of Ireland.
Thallus K-, C+ persistent orange, KC+ persistent orange, P-

Similar: Micarea lignaria var lignaria. K-, C-, KC-, P+ red

Above Micaria lignaria Ballingeary area, Co.Cork. June 2009

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