Irish lichens

Lichina confinis
Order: Lichinales       Family: Lichinaceae

Species: Lichina confinis

Growth type fruticose.
Photos: On coastal rock above HWM. Dunmanus Bay, Cork, Ireland. Identification confirmed by Mike Simms

The very small, bushy, blackish thallus is less than 5mm high and comprised of many rounded branches with spherical apothecia on their tips. Forms dense mats.

Found on well-lit sheltered coastal rocks above the high water mark. Chemical reations negative.

Similar: Lichina pygmaea. Larger, occurs below HWM

Lichina confinis. Dunmanus Bay, Co.Cork. March 2009

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