Order: Lecanorales Family: Candelariaceae
Species: Candelariella reflexa
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. October 2009