Irish lichens

Xanthoparmelia verruculifera

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Parmeliaceae

Species: Xanthoparmelia verruculifera

Growth type crustose.
Photos: On rock. Barley Cove, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.

Large thallus, dull brown to dark blackish-brown lobes with coarse, clumped isidia that can form +/- contiguous patches. Underside of lobes black with simple rhizines. Apothecia with isidiate margins.

Usually coastal on well-lit, siliceous rocks, also inland on horizontal surfaces. Scattered distribution in Ireland but possibly under recorded. Medulla: K-, C+ pink-red, KC+/- pink, UV+ white.

Similar: Xanthoparmelia delisei and X. loxodes


Xanthoparmelia verruculifera


Xanthoparmelia verruculifera


Xanthoparmelia verruculifera
Xanthoparmelia verruculifera June 2009

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