Irish lichens

Hypogymnia tubulosa
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Parmeliaceae

Species: Hypogymnia tubulosa

Growth type foliose.
Photos: On Hawthorn twig. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.

Very similar to H. physodes but the tubular greyish-blue lobes are more finger-like with farinose soredia covering the lobe tips.

Common on trees, fences and rocks throughout Ireland but is less resistant to air pollution than H. physodes.
Cortex K+ yellow, UV+ purplish.
Medulla and soralia KC+ red, P-, UV+ ice-blue


Hypogymnia tubulosa       Hypogymnia tubulosa


Hypogymnia tubulosa
Hypogymnia tubulosa. Ballingeary area, Co.Cork. December 2008

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