LichenIreland
  • Vezdaea stipitata Poelt & Döbbeler

There are no records for this species at present.

Click here to view an interactive map of the Northern Ireland dataset as currently collated by CEDaR.
The map is generated through the NBN Gateway using their Interactive Mapping Tool.

 

This is an easily overlooked lichen of moist mossy boulders. At Killarney, it was discovered among mossy boulders by a fast-flowing river through woodland. The thallus is a thin film and the discs, top-shaped when young, with narrowly ellipsoid one-septate spores. The thallus has been compared to that of V. leprosa. It is very rare in Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus like that of V. leprosa, but thin like a film of plastic; moist mossy sites preferred (for example, the bouldery ravines in the vicinity of waterfalls)
  • Discs cone-shaped, spores narrow, one-septate (13–15µm long).

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Vezdaea stipitata Poelt & Döbbeler. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=500096 Accessed on 2017-10-19.