Irish lichens

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Micareaceae


Growth type crustose.
Photographs previously shown were of
Micaria lignaria var lignaria. Correction by John Douglass

Micaria lignaria var. endoleuca:
Scattered or confluent, +/- globose whitish, bluish-grey or grey-green areoles. Black or blue-black immarginate apothecia/ convex to +/- globose. Areoles with yellowish tinge, pycnidia absent.

Occasional, N and W Ireland. Upland mossy, acidic rocks and trees.
Thallus K-, C+ persistent orange, KC+ persistent orange, P-

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