Species: Physcia adscendens
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. CFebruary 2009 and May 2012