Irish lichens

Lecanora rupicola

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Lecanoraceae

Species: Glaucomaria rupicola (Lecanora rupicola)

Growth type crustose
Photos: On coastal rocks, Allihies, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.

Whitish-grey to grey or green-grey, areolate thallus, soredia absent. Apothecia immersed or raised, the margins entire or flexose. Discs pinkish to brown, densely grey pruinose.

On hard siliceous rocks, usually coastal but also found inland.

Sometimes host to lichenicolous fungi including Arthonia varians and Sclerococcum montagnei

Lecanora rupicola

Lecanora rupicola
Lecanora rupicola March 2012

All images used are copyright. Please contact me if you find errors.