Irish lichens

Dermatocarpon miniatum
Order: Verrucariales       Family: Verrucariaceae

Species: Dermatocarpon miniatum

Growth type foliose.
Photos: On coastal rocks. Bantry, Cork, SW Ireland.

Leathery pale greyish-brown lobes, grey-pruinose with margins that are often incised and contorted. Small dark-brown ostioles. The under-surface is tan with a single hold-fast. Can be single-lobed.

Found on coastal rocks and damp calcareous rocks inland.
Chemical reactions negative.


Dermatocarpon miniatum       Dermatocarpon miniatum


Dermatocarpon miniatum
Dermatocarpon miniatum. On coastal rocks, Bantry, Co.Cork. December 2008

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