Irish lichens

Xanthoparmelia loxodes, Neofuscelia loxodes
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Parmeliaceae

Species: Xanthoparmelia loxodes

Previously Neofuscelia loxodes. Growth type foliose.
Photos: On granite boulder. Black Head, the Burren, Ireland.
BLS Burren meeting 2009

Large thallus with shiny, slightly wrinkled, yellowish-brown or brown lobes. Black underside with rhizines not extending to lobe tips. Short, coarse isidia become confluent, erode leaving white patches. Apothecia frequent, margins often isidiate.

Occurs on well-lit coastal siliceous rocks and cliffs. Also found inland on rocks, roof slates and wall tops.
Cortex K-. Medulla K-, C+/- red, KC+ orange-red, P-, UV+ white

Similar: Xanthoparmelia delisei and X. verruculifera

Xanthoparmelia loxodes

Xanthoparmelia loxodes
Xanthoparmelia loxodes April 2009

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