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  • Amandinea coniops (Wahlenb. ex Ach.) M.Choisy ex Scheid. & H.Mayrhofer
Amandinea coniops
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This is a very different species from the related A. punctata and A. lecideina. It occurs most frequently very close to dense bird colonies such as occur above siliceous sea cliffs on the offshore islands. Where present, it may dominate. The pale brown warty thallus is often a continuous aggregation of many separate thalli (often forming extensive monocultures) that are hardly lobed at all at the edges. Discs are common, to 0.8mm diam. In Ireland: Ards Peninsula, County Down.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus, thick, pale or honey brown, warted and blister-like in places often aggregating to form extensive monocultures
  • Dominates the tops of acid rock sea cliffs close to dense bird colonies.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Amandinea coniops (Wahlenb. ex Ach.) M.Choisy ex Scheid. & H.Mayrhofer. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=18271 Accessed on 2017-12-11.