• Vezdaea stipitata Poelt & Döbbeler

There are no records for this species at present.

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. Accessed on 2018-09-19.