Order: Lecanorales Family: Ramalinaceae
Species: Bacidia squamellosa
Photos: Glengarriff woods, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.
Identified by Andy Acton
Pale greenish thallus, comprised of delicate, deeply-cut squamules that resemble branched isidia. Apothecia are usually absent, when present and mature they are similar to those of Dimerella lutea.
Occurs on the bark of deciduous trees in damp, oceanic woodlands, often overgrowing moss or liverworts.
Similar: Sterile, isidiate morphs of Micarea micrococca
Bacidia squamellosa March 2010