• Carbonea vitellinaria (Nyl.) Hertel 

There are no records for this species at present.

Easily identified, as the discs of this species form dense black specks on the thallus of Candelariella vitellina (growing on acid-rock surfaces, not bark). Under the microscope the uppermost tissues of the disc (epihymenium) test K+ bright emerald blue. In Ireland, the species is known from north Kerry.

Key characteristics

  • Discs form hard black specks on the surface of Candelariella vitellina
  • Epihymenium K+ bright emerald blue.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Carbonea vitellinaria  (Nyl.) Hertel . [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2020-07-03.