Species: Solenopsora vulturiensis
Photos: On estuary wall above HWM. Creagh, Cork, SW Ireland.
Confirmed by Alan Silverside (photos)
Thallus of small scattered or overlapping, pale bluish-grey squamules that can be granular, pruinose and are usually sorediate at tips. The globose apothecia are infrequent, pale pinkish-brown.
Coastal. Occurs above HWM on shaded rocks, nutrient-rich soil pockets and in seepage tracks.
KC+ pale yellow, P+ pale orange
Solenopsora vulturiensis. February 2009