Irish lichens

Lecanora hybocarpa
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Lecanoraceae

Species: Lecanora hybocarpa

Growth type crustose
Photos: On deciduous tree trunk. Macroom, Cork, SW Ireland.

The whitish-grey thallus is smooth, slightly warted or granulose with scattered or aggregated pale pinkish-brown, slightly pruinose apothecia. There are large crystals in the thaline margin and coarse brown granules extend below epithcium into upper part of hymenium below tops of the asci. Chemical results: Thallus and apothecia margins K+ yellow. Margins Pd-

Probably widespread on deciduous trees but previously overlooked and recorded as Lecanora chlarotera

Similar: Lecanora sinuosa

Lecanora hybocarpa

Lecanora hybocarpa
Lecanora hybocarpa December 2008

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