Irish lichens

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Ramalinaceae

Species: ? Micarea prasina s. lat not Bacidia squamellosa

Growth type squamulose.
Photos: Glengarriff woods, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.
Correction: Photographs are probably Micarea prasina s. lat

Pale greenish thallus, comprised of delicate, deeply-cut squamules that resemble branched isidia. Apothecia are usually absent, when present and mature they are similar to those of Dimerella lutea.

Occurs on the bark of deciduous trees in damp, oceanic woodlands, often overgrowing moss or liverworts.

Similar: Sterile, isidiate morphs of Micarea micrococca

March 2010

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