Irish lichens

Collema polycarpon

Order: Peltigerales       Family: Collemataceae

Collema polycarpon
Jelly lichen

Growth type foliose.
Photos: On roadside wall. Corran, the Burren, Ireland.
Thank you to Brian Coppins for identification

'Cushion like' thallus of numerous thick, +/- contorted, +/- radiating lobes, usually acending at centre. Numerous terminal apothecia, isidia are absent.

Occurs on exposed, hard, moist limestone and is often found with Collema multipartum. Most frequent in the Burren and west and central Ireland.
Chemical reactions negative.


Collema polycarpon


Collema polycarpon
Collema polycarpon. On roadside wall, Corran, Co. Clare. April 2009

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