Irish lichens

Anaptychia runcinata
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Physciaceae

Species: Anaptychia runcinata

Growth type foliose
Photos: On coastal rocks. Toormore, Cork, SW Ireland.

The narrow radiating lobes are greenish-brown when wet but become dark reddish-brown when dry. Under-surface with scattered rhizines. Dark apothecia with crenulated paler margins are frequent. Asci 8-spored, the spores brown, 1-septate, 30-36 x 15-18 Ám.

Common on coastal rocks to sea-level and sometimes also found inland in western areas on rocks, walls and occasionally trees.
K-, C+ pale yellow


Anaptychia runcinata on coastal rock. Toormore, Co.Cork. January 2009

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