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  • Ophioparma ventosa (L.) Norman
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Ophioparma ventosa
© Mike Simms
Ophioparma ventosa
© Mike Simms
Ophioparma ventosa
© Mike Simms
Ophioparma ventosa
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In mountain country a quick search of siliceous rocks and boulders may soon reveal the presence of this species which is adorned with blood-red discs. The large, fertile, pale green to grey, warted crusts are consequently, highly conspicuous. Spot tests: K+ yellow, Pd+ orange. Local; chiefly north-west and south-east Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • An easy lichen to recognise on account of its blood-red discs and warty thallus
  • On acid rocks in mountainous country; Pd+ orange.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Ophioparma ventosa (L.) Norman. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=18507 Accessed on 2017-10-21.