Irish lichens

Pannaria rubiginosa
Order: Peltigerales       Family: Pannariaceae

Species: Pannaria rubiginosa

Growth type squamulose.
Photos: On mature Ash trunk. Gougane Barra, Cork, SW Ireland.

Blue-grey to brownish-grey squamules with paler margins and hairy, felted blackish-grey hypothallus, +/- visible. Lobes sometimes slightly pruinose. Usually fertile, apothecia chestnut-brown with crenulate margins. Isidia and soredia are absent.

Occurs in W and SW Ireland overgrowing moss on mature Ash, also found on willow and in hazel coppices.
P+ orange-red

Similar: Pannaria conoplea and Degelia plumbea


Pannaria rubiginosa


Pannaria rubiginosa


Pannaria rubiginosa


Pannaria rubiginosa       Pannaria rubiginosa
Pannaria rubiginosa December 2008 and May 2010

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