LichenIreland
  • Lichenomphalia velutina (Quél.) Redhead, Lutzoni, Moncalvo & Vilgalys

There are no records for this species at present.

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This is one of a small number of ‘mushroom’ lichens with Botrydina-type granular algae. Known only from east Donegal it may be distinguished from L. alpina and L. umbellifera (both described elsewhere) by the pale or white-coloured gills contrasting with the brown cap and stem. It grows on wet sandy soils below overhanging vegetation by forest roads or by tracks across moorland.

Key characteristics

  • Mushroom lichen with Botrydina-type algae; fruiting body with pale or white gills in contrast to the brown cap and stem
  • Sandy cuttings by tracks.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lichenomphalia velutina (Quél.) Redhead, Lutzoni, Moncalvo & Vilgalys. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=500070 Accessed on 2017-10-22.