Irish lichens

Lecanora rupicola

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Lecanoraceae

Species: Lecanora rupicola

Growth type crustose
Photos: On coastal rocks, Allihies, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.

Whitish-grey to grey or green-grey, areolate thallus, soredia absent. Apothecia immersed or raised, the margins entire or flexose. Discs pinkish to brown, densely grey pruinose.

On hard siliceous rocks, usually coastal but also found inland.

Sometimes host to the lichenicolous fungus Arthonia varians


Lecanora rupicola


Lecanora rupicola
Lecanora rupicola March 2012

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