Irish lichens

Normandina acroglypta

Genera incertae sedis

Species: Normandina acroglypta

Growth type crustose.
Photos: Over moss on Cordaline. Skibbereen, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.
Identified by Brian Coppins

Greyish-green thallus that forms a diffuse crust over bryophytes or on base-rich bark. Concolorous, scattered soralia, soredia 20-40 Ám diameter. Chemical reactions negative.

Found overgrowing moss and liverworts on base-rich bark and rocks, or directly on bark. Widespread but infrequent in Ireland.

Related: Normandina pulchella. Green, squamulose thallus


Normandina acroglypta
Normandina acroglypta May 2010

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