Irish lichens

Lecanora sinuosa

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Lecanoraceae

Species: Lecanora sinuosa

Growth type crustose
Photos: On Horse-chestnut. Foynes, Co. Limerick, Ireland

A thick, warted, pale whitish-grey or grey thallus covered with apothecial initials that lack a hypothallus. Apothecia slightly darker brown than those of L. hybocarpa with thick, over-arching sinuous margins. Epithecium is coarsely granular and the hymenium has tiny light brown crystals between the paraphyses. Spores are simple, 13-17 x 7.5-9 Ám. Chemistry K+ yellow, C-, P-. UV-

Occurs on exposed, well-lit deciduous trees with acidic bark

Similar: Lecanora hybocarpa and L. chlarotera

Lecanora sinuosa

Lecanora sinuosa
Lecanora sinuosa. September 2010

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