Irish lichens

Lecania erysibe

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Incertae sedis

Species: Lecania erysibe

Growth type crustose. Chemical results negative
Photos: On concrete post. Killeenleigh, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.

Very variable with a scurfy grey or greenish-brown thallus that can be thin or cracked and areolate and is often densely blastidiate. Usually fertile with small orange-brown to blackish discs, the thin, paler margins becoming excluded. The spores are 1-septate, 9-16 3-5 m. Microscope photographs below.

Can be very common on nutrient-enriched bricks, walls, church memorials and asbestos-cement and also found on decaying wood


Lecania erysibe

Lecania erysibe

Microscope photographs
Lecania erysibe

Lecania erysibe
Lecania erysibe April 2012

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