Irish lichens

Sticta ciliata

Order: Peltigerales       Family: Lobariaceae

Species: Sticta ciliata

Growth type foliose
Photos: BLS meeting 2009. Cathair Chomain, The Burren, Co. Clare

Young thalli are flat with sparse or abundant simple white marginal cilia. Mature thalli have more rounded grey-brown to dark brown lobes with recurved margins. Abundant laminal isidia always present but apothecia are rare, with ciliate margins

Probably fairly widespread among moss on trees and rocks in moist, sheltered sites in hyperoceanic areas of Ireland and Britain

One of four splits of Sticta fuliginosa into Sticta fuliginosa s. str., S. atlantica, S. ciliata and S. fuliginoides. It is thought that most (or possibly all) fertile specimens of the Sticta fuliginosa aggregate are Sticta ciliata. Link to descriptions by Neil Sanderson

Sticta ciliata

Sticta ciliata
Sticta ciliata. April 2009

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