Irish lichens

Pycnothelia papillaria
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Cladoniaceae

Pycnothelia papillaria

Primary thallus crustose, followed by hollow podetia.
Photos: On wet rock on acid heath. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.

Primary thallus of persistent whitish-grey crustose granules. Hollow, cylindrical, simple or branched podetia tipped with dark pycnidia or brown apothecia.

Found in western Ireland on acidic peaty soils on wet moorland.
K+ yellow, UV+ blue-white


Pycnothelia papillaria       Pycnothelia papillaria


Pycnothelia papillaria


Pycnothelia papillaria       Pycnothelia papillaria
Pycnothelia papillaria. Ballingeary area, County Cork. February 2009

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