Irish lichens

Lichenomphalia umbellifera

Order: Agaricales       Family: Hygrophoraceae

Species: Lichenomphalia umbellifera

Lichenised thallus granular, fruiting bodies are non-lichenised.
Photos: Among moss on upland and coastal rock. Co. Cork, Ireland

Thallus of small, clustered, dark green granules, to 0.25mm. The cap is variable in colour, brownish becoming yellow-brown, straw coloured or whitish, often with radiating darker lines. Margins are entire or crenulate, gills broadly decurrent, pale cream or whitish. Upper stem is finely pubescent, lower stem tomentose.

Found on soil, peat, rotten tree trunks and wood and among damp moss and grass. Chemical reactions negative.

Similar: Lichenomphalia hudsoniana. Squamulose thallus.


Lichenomphalia umbellifera


Lichenomphalia umbellifera


Lichenomphalia umbellifera


Lichenomphalia umbellifera


Lichenomphalia umbellifera
Lichenomphalia umbellifera. Co. Cork, August and September 2009

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