Irish lichens

Solenopsora holophaea
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Ramalinaceae

Species: Solenopsora holophaea

Growth type squamulose.
Photos: On coastal rock. Bantry area, Cork, SW Ireland.

Thallus of overlapping brownish-beige squamules that become greener when wet. Pale rhizines. Sessile chestnut to blackish apothecia that become convex with margins +/- excluded.

Coastal on damp, shaded, often vertical mortar and soft rocks.
Also on soil and in crevices. Chemical reactions negative.

Similar: Psora lurida. Limestone and calcareous rocks and soil.


Solenopsora holophaea


Solenopsora holophaea


Solenopsora holophaea
Solenopsora holophaea. December 2008 and June 2009

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