Order: Ostropales Family: Porinaceae
Species: Porina hibernica
Photos: Glengarriff woods, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.
Identified by Andy Acton
Immersed or granular thallus with orange, orange-green or (in shade) brownish-green, richly branched isidia. Clustered groups of irregular black perithecia, to 0.7mm diam. Spores 12-16 septate.
Rare, mainly SW Ireland on the bark of old Oaks in undisturbed woodlands. Chemical reactions negative.
Similar: Porina coralloidea, thallus blackish-grey
Porina hibernica March and April 2010