• Enterographa sorediata Coppins & P. James

There are no records for this species at present.

Known only from County Carlow, the thallus of this species grows on the old dry bark of ancient trees. It is easily overlooked for Schismatomma decolorans (described elsewhere), but candidates for spot testing can be selected from other crusts on the basis of their white-grey, floury soralia and waxy-textured thallus. This species tests Pd+ rust-red compared with Pd- in Schismatomma decolorans and Pd+ yellow-orange in Schismatomma niveum.

Key characteristics

  • A species with a waxy thallus bearing scattered white-grey soredia often running along the small cracks in the surface
  • Thallus Pd+ rust-red; on dry bark of old veteran trees in parkland or in historic woodlands often in among Schismatomma decolorans.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Enterographa sorediata Coppins & P. James. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-05-23.