Irish lichens

Physcia adscendens
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Physciaceae

Species: Physcia adscendens

Growth type foliose.
Photos: On rocks and concrete post. Co. Cork, SW Ireland.

Small pale-grey thallus, lobes with pale pseudocyphellae and long marginal, black cilia. Lobe-tips raised, becoming hood-shaped, inflating and bursting to reveal creamy-yellowish soredia. When fertile the black apothecia are short-stalked and pruinose.

Common throughout Ireland on nutrient-rich rocks, tombstones and cement. Also occurs on trees. Cortex: K+ yellow. Medulla: K-

Similar: Physcia tenella


Physcia adscendens


Physcia adscendens


Physcia adscendens


Physcia adscendens
Physcia adscendens. CFebruary 2009 and May 2012

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