• Lecidea sanguineoatra auct.
Lecidea sanguineoatra
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This lichen is associated with mosses on siliceous rocks and tree boles in hilly areas. It produces abundant small, flat, pale brown discs with a raised rim rapidly excluded with age. The simple spores separate this species from L. hypnorum which has darker discs and broader, septate spores. Throughout Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus pale grey-brown, membranous like fine silk dissolved on to moss; discs pale brown, abundant, at first with a margin but later excluded
  • Spores simple, narrow 9-14ųm long.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lecidea sanguineoatra auct.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-08-25.