• Collemopsidum elegans Grube & B.D.Ryan
Collemopsidum elegans
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This seashore lichen occurs in the seaweed zone and has a thin dark brown, black-warted, black-ridged thallus. The minute discs (perithecia) have a concaved, sunken top. Spores are one-septate, between four and eight/ascus. It has been compared to a brown-coloured Verrucaria striatula. In Ireland, the species is known from near Dingle, County Kerry.

Key characteristics

  • Lichen of the seaweed zone of the shoreline; thallus thin and brown
  • Discs perithecia, spores one-septate 11.518m long.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Collemopsidum elegans Grube & B.D.Ryan. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-07-23.