• Leptogium hibernicum Mitchell ex P.M.Jørg.
Leptogium hibernicum
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Rare in Ireland, L. hibernicum is a western oceanic species that is plump and spongy when wet, grey and ± parallel-striated with nodular isidia visible when dry. The lower surface has a furry tomentum. Recorded from Counties Kerry (Killarney) and Clare. Mossy trees, especially sycamore and western oak in sheltered woodland.

Key characteristics

  • Upper side grey, warted, surface roughly striate like stretched skin, isidiate; lower surface furry with tomentum
  • South-west Ireland, mossy sycamore and oak.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Leptogium hibernicum Mitchell ex P.M.Jørg.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-08-25.