Irish lichens

Verrucaria mucosa
Order: Verrucariales       Family: Verrucariaceae

Species: Verrucaria mucosa

Growth type crustose.
Photos: On coastal rock below HWM. Bantry, Cork, SW Ireland.

Olive to dark green, uncracked, smooth, shiny thallus with white prothallus. Small immersed perithecia.

Coastal on well-lit rocks from the centre of the littoral zone to LWM. Less frequent on sheltered shores and intolerant of silt. Chemical reactions negative.

Sometimes parasited by Stigmidium marinum


Verrucaria mucosa


Verrucaria mucosa
Verrucaria mucosa. Bantry, Co.Cork. November 2008

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