Irish lichens

Lepraria incana
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Stereocaulaceae

Species: Lepraria incana

Growth type crustose, leprose.
Photos: On Beech and Salix. Macroom area, Cork, SW Ireland.
Specimen left and immediately below identified by B. Coppins

Greenish-grey or pale grey thallus comprised of very small fluffy granules with no clear lobes or white, 'cottony' medulla.

On shaded trees, mosses and acidic rocks.
Chemical reactions negative. UV+ white


Lepraria incana


Lepraria incana
Lepraria incana March 2009 and January 2010

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