• Micarea micrococca (Korber) Th. Fr.

There are no records for this species at present.

This diminutive lichen of moist, shady undergrowth such as that dominated by stands of gorse or conifer plantation is best recognised by the tiny, scanty, sparkly-green, globose granules (goniocysts) which remain discretely non-aggregated and fresh, and the tiny, whitish discs. Up until quite recently it was believed to be a shade form of Micarea prasina (described elsewhere).

Key characteristics

  • The sparkly-green, granular thallus of tiny goniocysts spotted with white discs
  • On acid-barked twigs and branches of damp, deeply shaded scrubby vegetation and on the trunks of conifers in plantation stands.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Micarea micrococca (Korber) Th. Fr.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-06-25.