Irish lichens

Leptogium lichenoides
Order: Peltigerales       Family: Collemataceae

Species: Leptogium lichenoides

Growth type foliose.
Photos: On hazel. The Burren, W Ireland.
BLS Burren meeting 2009

Dark brown or grey-brown thallus, dense lobes with numerous cylindrical digitate projections on margins. Lower surface strongly ridged. Rarely fertile, apothecia red-brown with isidiate margins.

Occurs among moss on trees, rocks and damp soil in old woodland. Chemical reactions negative

Similar: L. gelatinosum, occurs on more calcareous substrates.
L. pulvinatum, flattened marginal projections.


Leptogium lichenoides


Leptogium lichenoides
Photo above: Leptogium lichenoides. Glengarriff, Co. Cork. May 2009

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