• Lecanora subcarnea (Lilj.) Ach.
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Lecanora subcarnea
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Lecanora subcarnea
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Irish records for this species emanate from north Kerry, County Waterford and west Galway, which suggests it was possibly confused with L. ochroidea which is primarily a species of vertical, siliceous coastal rocks and told by its grey cracked thallus and white-frosted discs. In this respect it can resemble L. rupicola, but that species has more compressed, immersed, C+ yellow discs. L. ochroidea has discs C- but is noted for its K+ yellow-red thallus. True L. subcarnea is C-, K- and grows away from the coast on base-rich rocks often in dry cliff recesses by loughs.

Key characteristics

  • L. subcarnea: grey cracked thallus and discs white, frosted; discs C-, thallus K-, outcrops by loughs
  • L. ochroidea: grey cracked thallus and discs white, frosted; discs C-, thallus K+ yellow-red, siliceous sea cliffs.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lecanora subcarnea (Lilj.) Ach.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-08-20.