Irish lichens

Pannaria conoplea
Order: Peltigerales       Family: Pannariaceae

Species: Pannaria conoplea

Growth type foliose.
Photos: On mature Oak. Bantry House and Glengarrif woods, Cork, SW Ireland. Specimens confirmed by Mike Simms and John Douglass

Blue-grey or yellowish-grey thallus with greyish-black, tomentose, under-surface. Lobes incised, adpressed, often pruinose. Coarse isidia, can spread forming complete crust. Rarely fertile.

'Old forest' indicator species found on sheltered mossy trees in undisturbed woodland. P+ orange-red

Similar: P. rubiginosa. Usually fertile, discs reddish-brown.


Pannaria conoplea


Pannaria conoplea


Pannaria conoplea


Pannaria conoplea
Pannaria conoplea. February and November 2009

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