• Absconditella delutula (Nyl.) Coppins & H.Kilias
Absconditella delutula
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This is a tiny white-fruited, crustose species that occurs on damp shady banks and on stones and pebbles by tracks near standing water. The fruits are short-lived and seasonal. Being such an insignificant species, it is almost certainly under-recorded in Ireland where it should be looked for in suitable habitats, especially in the west.

Key characteristics

  • Extremely minute (to 0.2mm diam. at best), rather translucent, jelly-like fruits that are off white, growing on stable pebbles in shady places
  • Microscopic examination will be necessary for ephemeral species such as this.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Absconditella delutula (Nyl.) Coppins & H.Kilias. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-08-20.