Irish lichens

Normandina pulchella
Genera incertae sedis

Species: Normandina pulchella

Growth type squamulose.
Photos: On mature Salix. The Gearagh, Cork, SW Ireland.

Forms colonies of small grey-green, blue-green or bluish-grey 'ear-shaped' lobes with raised margins. Clusters of paler soredia form on lobe margins and can spread over the whole thallus. Perithecia are occasional, +/- embedded, strongly projecting on underside of thallus. Chemical reactions negative.

Common among moss on shaded trees, rare on damp, mossy rocks. Less frequent in east of Ireland.

Related: Normandina acroglypta. Rare, diffuse crustose thallus.


Normandina pulchella


Normandina pulchella


Normandina pulchella


Normandina pulchella
Normandina pulchella

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