Irish lichens

Physcia tribacioides

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Physciaceae

Species: Physcia tribacioides

Growth type foliose.
Photos: On urban trees. Macroom and Bandon, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. Identification confirmed by John Douglass

Thallus irregular or forming radiating patches. Adpressed, crowded, +/- overlapping lobes are greyish-white when dry, pseudocyphellae absent. Marginal lobes widening and notched at tips, under surfaces pale whitish-brown with sparse rhizines. Abundant convex, +/- hemispherical, laminal soralia can become confluent covering centre of thallus. Apothecia are rare, discs reddish-brown.

Found on well-lit, nutrient-rich wayside trees in the south of Ireland. Cortex and medulla K+ yellow

Similar: Physcia tribacia

Physcia tribacioides

Physcia tribacioides, fertile

Physcia tribacioides
Physcia tribacioides November 2009. Fertile specimen May 2010

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