Irish lichens

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Lecanoraceae

Species: Lecanora confusa

Growth type crustose. Identification uncertain, needs confirming.
Photos: On tree trunk. Aughinish, Co. Limerick, Ireland.

Yellow-grey to greenish, granular or granular-areolate thallus with +/- abundant apothecia. Discs pale yellow-green, sometimes pinkish-brown. The margins are paler than the thallus, initially crenulate, rarely becoming excluded.

Widespread on fence rails and twigs of smooth-barked trees e.g Ash, Blackthorn. Thallus K- (usually), C+ orange, P-

Similar: L. symmicta. Discs more crowded, margins often excluded

Lecanora confusa

Lecanora confusa
Lecanora confusa. Aughinish, Co.Limerick. June 2009

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