Irish lichens

Flavoparmelia soredians
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Parmeliaceae

Species: Flavoparmelia soredians

Growth type foliose.
Photos: On urban trees. Co. Cork, SW Ireland.

Very similar to F. caperata but has a smaller thallus narrower and more adpressed lobes. Soredia is powdery rather than granular. Apothecia are rare but usually contain mature spores.

Occurs on well-lit, often dusty trees, fences, roofs, rocks. Range seems to be increasing as pollution levels drop.
Medulla and soredia: K+ yellow slowly turning red, UV-

Similar: Flavoparmelia caperata Medulla K+/- dirty-yellow


Flavoparmelia soredians


Flavoparmelia soredians


Flavoparmelia soredians


Flavoparmelia soredians
Flavoparmelia soredians Co. Cork. February and November 2009. Fertile specimens: May 2010

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