Irish lichens

Lichina confinis
Order: Lichinales       Family: Lichinaceae

Species: Lichina confinis

Growth type fruticose.
Photos: On coastal rock above HWM. Dunmanus Bay, Cork, Ireland. Identification confirmed by Mike Simms

Very small, bushy, blackish thallus, less than 5mm high. Many rounded branches, spherical apothecia on tips. Forms dense mats.

On well-lit sheltered coastal rocks above high water mark.
Chemical reations negative.

Very similar: L. pygmaea. Larger, occurs below HWM






Lichina confinis. Dunmanus Bay, Co.Cork. March 2009

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