Irish lichens

Dermatocarpon miniatum
Order: Verrucariales       Family: Verrucariaceae

Species: Dermatocarpon miniatum

Growth type foliose.
Photos: On coastal rocks. Bantry, Cork, SW Ireland.

Leathery pale greyish-brown lobes, grey-pruinose with margins that are often incised and contorted. Small dark-brown ostioles. The under-surface is tan with a single hold-fast. Can be single-lobed.

Found on coastal rocks and inland on damp calcareous rocks. Chemical reactions negative.

Similar: Dermatocarpon luridum, lobes bright green when wet. On siliceous rocks in or by streams and rivers

Dermatocarpon miniatum       Dermatocarpon miniatum

Dermatocarpon miniatum
Dermatocarpon miniatum. On coastal rocks, Bantry, Co.Cork. December 2008

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