Irish lichens

Caloplaca marina
Order: Teloschistales       Family: Teloschistaceae

Species: Flavoplaca marina (Caloplaca marina)

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

Bright orange or yellowish-orange thallus, fragmented and granular or continuous and areolate. Well-developed specimens sometimes with pale prothallus and areoles with small lobes. Small grouped or scattered deeper-orange apothecia with thin, paler margins.
K+ crimson / purple.

Only found on hard coastal rocks and cement.

Similar: Caloplaca maritima

Caloplaca marina      

Caloplaca marina on coastal rock. Bantry, Co.Cork. December 2008

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