• Teloschistes flavicans (Sw.) Norman
Teloschistes flavicans
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This very conspicuous, unmistakable bright orange, shrubby lichen (Golden-hair lichen) has a richly branched thallus forming small whiskery tufts on trees among leafy lichens, or grows close to the ground on rocks and boulders by the sea, sometimes forming dense patches. In Ireland, it occurs along the south coast but is local elsewhere.

Key characteristics

  • Bright orange, forming small to large entangled wiry clumps on tree boles, rocks or on the ground
  • Discs when present, orange with a thin margin; rare and decreasing.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Teloschistes flavicans (Sw.) Norman. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2020-07-13.