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  • Chaenotheca brachypoda (Ach.) Tibell
Chaenotheca brachypoda
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This crustose, ‘pin-head’ lichen grows on the wood of hollow trunks (holly especially) and in dry-bark crevices. It has an immersed thallus. The head and short stalks have a dense, yellow-green dusting of pruina and a dark brown spore mass. The spores are almost spherical. In Ireland, the species is known from County Fermanagh and west Donegal.

Key characteristics

  • Immersed thallus (C. furfuracea has a distinct powdery thallus)
  • Head and stalk with a bright, yellow-green coating of pruina and dark brown spores mass.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Chaenotheca brachypoda (Ach.) Tibell. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=15567 Accessed on 2017-10-19.