• Fellhanera subtilis (Vězda) Diederich & SÚrus.
Fellhanera subtilis
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The thallus of this lichen varies from grey to greenish. It grows mainly on twigs and tree root plates and also on the leathery leaves of shrubby trees such as box Buxus. Discs are often abundant or they can be rare, but are generally pink and rather conspicuous. Spores are 11-16ųm long, one- to three-septate. It is found in sheltered situations with still, cool conditions. In Ireland, currently only known from one site in County Fermanagh.

Key characteristics

  • Produces tiny pink discs, for example, growing on twigs of larch and other conifers in sheltered situations; also box leaves
  • Spores one- to three-septate; spot tests negative.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Fellhanera subtilis (Vězda) Diederich & SÚrus.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2020-05-30.