Irish lichens

Lobaria pulmonaria
Order: Peltigerales       Family: Lobariaceae

Species: Lobaria pulmonaria

Growth type foliose.
Photos: On fallen Oak branch. Glengarrif woods, Cork, SW Ireland.

Large grey-green to bright green, wrinkled thallus, lobe-ends often incised. Under surface tomentose, whitish-tan. Isidia and coarse soredia form on ridges on upper surface. Apothecia are occasional, red-brown with thin margins.

'Old forest' indicator found on well-lit deciduous trees and mossy rocks in un-polluted areas. Most frequent in SW of Ireland.
Medulla: K+ yellow-orange, P+ orange

Member of the Lobarion lichen community, found in Atlantic woodlands.


Lobaria pulmonaria       Lobaria pulmonaria


Lobaria pulmonaria
Lobaria pulmonaria

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