Irish lichens

Lobaria scrobiculata

Order: Peltigerales       Family: Lobariaceae

Species: Lobaria scrobiculata

Growth type foliose.
Photos: Bantry House, Co.Cork, and Killarney, Co.Kerry, Ireland.

Irregularly-lobed yellowish-green thallus, turning blue-grey when wet. Lobes slightly ridged with large shallow depressions. Blue-grey soredia on ridges and margins. Under surface is pale-brown, tomentose and with whitish patches. Apothecia are infrequent.

Occurs on shaded trees in old woodland, most frequent in SW Ireland. Chemical reactions usually negative, sometimes K+ pale yellow, KC+ faint pink.


Lobaria scrobiculata


Lobaria scrobiculata, fertile


Lobaria scrobiculata


Lobaria scrobiculata
Lobaria scrobiculata. June and November 2009

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