LichenIreland
  • Lecanora subaurea Zahlbr. 

There are no records for this species at present.

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Known only from County Fermanagh, L. subaurea is a distinctive lichen of metal rich acid rock. The usual colour of the thallus is bright yellow-green, though it may be paler, with the soredia emanating from the edges of the areoles like in the grey species Lecanora handelii (described elsewhere). The neat thallus tests Pd+ orange.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus bright yellow-green, tidier than the similar L. epanora which, though occurring in identical habitats is scruffier and has negative spot tests
  • Soralia erupting from the edges of the areoles; thallus Pd+ orange.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lecanora subaurea Zahlbr. . [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=500056 Accessed on 2017-12-18.