• Buellia schaereri De Not.
Buellia schaereri
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This lichen of acid bark and wood is easily overlooked on old conifers and oaks. It could be mistaken for Amandinea punctata (spores 11-16ųm long), except that the both the habitat and the ecology is different, A. punctata being common only on nutrient or dust-enriched bark. If the spores of B. schaereri are examined, they will be found to be smaller (6-10ųm long) and thinner-walled. In Ireland, there is a record from County Kerry; very rare elsewhere.

Key characteristics

  • Pale-grey thallus on acid-barked trees (old conifers) and wood
  • Small, thin-walled spores.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Buellia schaereri De Not.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-11-17.