Order: Lecanorales Family: Micareaceae
Species: Micarea botryoides
Photos: Over moss, Glengarriff woods, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.
Identified by Andy Acton
Thallus usually pale to dark green, straw-coloured in deep shade, thin or granular. Abundant stalked pycnidia, black, usually with white tips. Apothecia are infrequent, spores 0-3 septate.
Chemical reactions negative.
Occurs under shaded overhangs on rocks, roots and at tree bases, also found overgrowing moss and liverworts.
Micarea botryoides. March 2010