• Umbilicaria proboscidea (L.) Schrad.
Umbilicaria proboscidea
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This species is very like the common upland species U. cylindrica (described elsewhere) but differs in the absence of marginal hairs (cilia) and the markedly ridged and icing-sugar coated (pruinose) centre to the thallus. In Ireland, this species is only known from the far south-west and County Wicklow.

Key characteristics

  • Like U. cylindrica but without marginal cilia; very crumpled and ridged, pruinose
  • Point of attachment central, medulla C+ red.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Umbilicaria proboscidea (L.) Schrad.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-05-25.