Irish lichens

Micarea coppinsii

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Micareaceae

Species: Micarea coppinsii

Growth type crustose.
Photos: On rock. Gougane Barra, Cork, SW Ireland.
Identified by John Douglass

Thallus forms small patches of grey-green or grey-brown areoles with apical green soralia. Green soredia, sometimes flecked bluish-grey. Prothallus is not evident. Apothecia are very rare, pale to blue-grey. Pycnidia occasional.

Found on acidic substrates, mossy tree trunks, twigs of trees, shrubs, gorse and heather, siliceous rocks and gravestones.
K-, C+ faint reddish, KC+ red, P-, UV-

Micarea coppinsii

Micarea coppinsii
Micarea coppinsii. August 2009

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