• Lecanora epibryon (Ach.) Ach.

There are no records for this species at present.

Now extinct in Ireland, this arctic-alpine lichen has a web-like thallus of pale grey, wart-like granules and brown, stalked discs with a conspicuous margin. It grows on peat, mosses, soil and moribund vegetation. It has only ever been known from County Antrim. Spot tests: K+ yellow.

Key characteristics

  • Forms a webbed thallus of grey warty granules with brown, stalked discs
  • Mountain tops with some calcareous outcrop.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lecanora epibryon (Ach.) Ach.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-10-14.