• Syncesia myrticola (Fée) Tehler
Syncesia myrticola
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S. myrticola is a crustose species with a chalky-grey, uneven, lumpy white thallus with slightly raised, pruinose patches packed with a tiny mosaic of grey-black discs (lirellae) of brain-like appearance. It is a lichen of coastal dry rock crevices and sheltered underhangs. In Ireland, the species occurs in County Kerry and the Blasket Islands but there are few modern records.

Key characteristics

  • Chalky thallus with some raised frosted patches containing a dense mosaic of grey-black brain-shaped discs
  • In dry rock crevices and under overhanging rock near the sea.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Syncesia myrticola (Fée) Tehler. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2020-07-14.