Irish lichens

Lichenomphalia hudsoniana

Order: Agaricales       Family: Hygrophoraceae

Species: Lichenomphalia hudsoniana

Thallus squamulose, mushroom-like non-lichenised fruiting body.
Photos: On tree stump. Gougane Barra, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.

Rounded or shell-like green squamules, often with pale margins, lower surface white. Cap cream, buff or pale yellowy-orange, fading to white after heavy rain. Margin +/- crenulate, gills +/- strongly decurrent. Stem +/- less pubescent.

Mainly found in upland areas on rotting wood, peaty soil or among moss and decaying plant material. Chemical reactions negative.

Similar: Lichenomphalia umbellifera. Granular thallus.

Lichenomphalia hudsoniana

Lichenomphalia hudsoniana

Lichenomphalia hudsoniana
Lichenomphalia hudsoniana. Gougane Barra, Co. Cork. October 2009

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