Irish lichens

Candelariella coralliza
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Candelariaceae

Species: Candelariella coralliza

Growth type crustose.
Photos: Wall below pigeon nest. Courtmacsherry, Cork, SW Ireland.

Deep-cracked thick yellow thallus, areolate with rounded, evenly shaped granules. Apothecia are occasional, dirty yellowish with simple spores.
Chemical reactions: K- (Caloplaca species are K+ red)

Infrequent on well-lit acidic rocks used as bird-perching sites. Scattered distribution throughout Ireland.

Similar: Candelariella vitellina


Candelariella coralliza


Candelariella coralliza


Candelariella coralliza
Candelariella coralliza in crevice in wall. March 2009

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