Irish lichens

Menegazzia subsimilis

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Parmeliaceae

Species: Menegazzia subsimilis

Growth type foliose.
Photos: On Oak. Glengarriff woods, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.
Identified by John Douglass

Similar to Menegazzia terebrata but lobe-ends have ascending lip shaped soralia with branched extensions, perforate when mature. Apothecia are very rare, margins +/- sorediate. Cortex K+ yellow. Medulla K+ yellow, C-, KC-, P+ yellow-orange, UV-

Rare, occurs on broad-leaved trees and shaded mossy rocks in humid, established woodlands.

Similar: Menegazzia terebrata

Menegazzia subsimilis

Menegazzia subsimilis
Menegazzia subsimilis. November 2010

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