Irish lichens

Lecanora soralifera
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Lecanoraceae

Species: Lecanora soralifera

Growth type crustose
Photos: On acidic upland rock. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.

Greyish or yellow-green thallus, areolate or subsquamulose and dispersed. Green to yellowish soralia produced from centre of squamules, can spread over much of thallus. When present small apothecia are convex, brown-greenish with excluded margins.

Occurs on siliceous walls and rocks, rare on wood and timber. Widespread in Ireland but most frequently recorded from the SE.
K-, C-, KC+ yellow, P-, UV+ dull orange

Lecanora soralifera

Lecanora soralifera
Lecanora soralifera. February 2009

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