Irish lichens

Usnea esperantiana
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Parmeliaceae

Species: Usnea esperantiana

Growth type fruticose.
Photos: Ballingeary and Macroom, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.

Small, usually erect, base not blackened, surface rough, warty. Numerous thin twisted branchlets not or slightly constricted, tips recurved and covered with soralia. Isidia absent, apothecia rare.
Medulla: K+ red, P+ red

Occurs on deciduous trees and shrubs, often in well-lit exposed situations and orchards. Mainly in West and central Ireland.


Usnea esperantiana


Usnea esperantiana
Usnea esperantiana

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