Irish lichens

Pyrenula chlorospila
Order: Pyrenulales       Family: Pyrenulaceae

Species: Pyrenula chlorospila

Growth type crustose.
Photos: On mature Ash trunk. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.
Identified by Mike Simms

Waxy greenish to pale brown thallus flecked with small white pseudocyphellae. Small spherical black discs approx 0.3mm in diameter. Mosiac-forming with black prothallus.

Smooth-barked trees e.g Holly, Hazel, Beech, Ash in shady woods. K+ yellow, P+/- yellowish, UV-

Similar: Pyrenula macrospora. Larger black discs (perithecia).


Pyrenula chlorospila       Pyrenula chlorospila


Pyrenula chlorospila
Pyrenula chlorospila on Ash, Ballingeary area, Co.Cork. December 2008

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