Irish lichens

Leptogium cyanescens
Order: Peltigerales       Family: Collemataceae

Species: Leptogium cyanescens

Growth type foliose.
Photos: On rock and Ash trunk. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.

Thallus of over-lapping bluish-grey lobes, either +/- dispersed or forming patches. Numerous flat or pin-like laminal isidia on upper surface, overlapping at centre. Apothecia rare, rhizines absent.

Usually found near water on rocks, trees and among moss.
Chemical reactions negative.


Leptogium cyanescens


Leptogium cyanescens


Leptogium cyanescens


Leptogium cyanescens
Leptogium cyanescens February and October 2009

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