Irish lichens

Micarea botryoides

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Micareaceae

Species: Micarea botryoides

Growth type crustose.
Photos: Over moss, Glengarriff woods, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.
Identified by Andy Acton

Thallus usually pale to dark green, straw-coloured in deep shade, thin or granular. Abundant stalked pycnidia, black, usually with white tips. Apothecia are infrequent, spores 0-3 septate.
Chemical reactions negative.

Occurs under shaded overhangs on rocks, roots and at tree bases, also found overgrowing moss and liverworts.

Micarea botryoides

Micarea botryoides

Micarea botryoides. March 2010

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