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  • Gyalecta jenensis (Batsch) Zahlbr.
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Gyalecta jenensis
© Mike Simms
Gyalecta jenensis
© Mike Simms
Gyalecta jenensis
© Mike Simms
Gyalecta jenensis
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The aesthetically beautiful, jewel-clustered appearance of the pale orange discs of this lichen bestow upon it enormous charm. It is characteristic of shaded, basic rock. In the built environment it grows freely on unrestored stone bridges and on the old mortared walls of churchyards. A lichen to die for!

Key characteristics

  • The cogwheel-like, orange discs that stand proud of the substratum surrounded by a thick margin indicate this species
  • The few similar species are restricted to entirely different habitats.

Original text submitted by Simon Davey

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Gyalecta jenensis (Batsch) Zahlbr.. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=16969 Accessed on 2017-10-22.