Irish lichens

Candelariella reflexa

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Candelariaceae

Species: Candelariella reflexa

Growth type crustose.
Photos: Macroom, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.

Small yellow or yellowish-green granules or minute squamules that are scattered or +/- contiguous. Bright yellow soredia that can form continuous crust. Apothecia very rare, with simple spores.
Chemical reactions: K- (Caloplaca species are K+ red)

Occurs on nutrient-enriched tree trunks and branches and at tree bases in 'canine zone'.

Similar: C. vitellina, soredia absent. Caloplaca citrina, K+ crimson


Candelariella reflexa


Candelariella reflexa
Candelariella reflexa. October 2009

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