Irish lichens

Xanthoparmelia delisei, Neofuscelia delisei

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Parmeliaceae

Species: Xanthoparmelia delisei

Previously Neofuscelia delisei. Growth type foliose.
Photos: On coastal rocks. Dunmanus Bay, Cork, SW Ireland.
Identification needs confirming

Thallus yellowish to grey-brown, tranversely wrinkled, +/- adpressed. Lobes maculate, radiating at margin, often pruinose at tips. Lower surface black, often paler at tips with frequent simple rhizines. Apothecia common on older parts of thallus, isidia absent.

Occurs on well-lit, siliceous, coastal rocks, often with X. pulla
Medulla: KC+ orange-red, C+/- red, UV+ white.

Similar: Xanthoparmelia loxodes and X. verruculifera


Xanthoparmelia delisei, Neofuscelia delisei


Xanthoparmelia delisei, Neofuscelia delisei
Xanthoparmelia delisei. Dunmanus Bay, Co. Cork. March 2009

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