Irish lichens

Lepraria ecorticata

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Stereocaulaceae

Species: Lithocalla ecorticata (Lepraria ecorticata)

Growth type leprose.
Photos: In shady crevice in wall. Gougane Barra, Cork, SW Ireland. Identified by John Douglass

Diffuse pale yellowish-green or bluish-grey (deep shade) firm, finely granular thallus. Prothallus absent.

On acidic rocks in shaded crevices and below underhangs. Also occurs below boulders and on drystone walls.
K-, C-, KC+ pale yellow, P-, UV-

Lepraria ecorticata

Lepraria ecorticata
Lepraria ecorticata. August 2009

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