• Mycoglaena myricae (Nyl.) R.C.Harris
Mycoglaena myricae
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Find a good stand of bog myrtle and you will find this lichen. Look for it on the woody stems where the small (0.2-0.4mm diam.), olive green or bluish to black, broadly spherical discs (perithecia) pimple the bark. For confirmation, look out for the white border which surrounds every disc like a silver halo. Northern and western Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • The abundant discs with an olive green or blue tinge
  • Discs surrounded by silver-white halo.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Mycoglaena myricae (Nyl.) R.C.Harris. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2020-07-06.