Irish lichens

Lecanora varia
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Lecanoraceae

Species: Lecanora varia

Growth type crustose.
Photos: On wooden post. Ballineen, Cork, SW Ireland.
Identification very uncertain, needs confirming or correcting

Scattered yellow-grey to grey-green granules, sometimes forming areolate crust. Crowded yellow-brown or green-brown apothecia. Distorted 2-layer thalline margin over-arches young discs.

Early coloniser of sawn wood, fences, tops of posts, hardwood gates. Usually on well-lit horizontal surfaces.
K- or K+ pale yellow, P+ yellow

Lecanora varia

Lecanora varia
Lecanora varia on wooden fence post. March 2009

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