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  • Biatora sphaeroides (Dicks.) Körb.
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Biatora sphaeroides
© Mike Simms
Biatora sphaeroides
© Mike Simms
Biatora sphaeroides
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In old woodlands and along wooded ravines this epiphyte occurs around the mossy bases of mature, deciduous trees such as ash and oak. It has a generally green, granular-mealy thallus with pale, orange-pink to reddish-brownish discs (0.4-1.2mm diam.) that become increasingly ‘boxing glove’ globose with age often occurring in tight, knobbly clusters. All reactions negative. North-west and west Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • On the mossy trunks of mature ash and oak trees for example, along sheltered valley bottoms
  • Thallus of mealy green granules; discs orange-pink to pale brown, becoming spherical.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Biatora sphaeroides (Dicks.) Körb.. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=18324 Accessed on 2017-10-22.