• Normandina pulchella (Borrer) Nyl.
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Normandina pulchella
© Mike Simms
Normandina pulchella
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The characteristic ear-shaped lobes of this small, squamulose lichen are diagnostic. The raised margins have scattered clusters of soredia (coarse powder that is a mixture of fungal hyphae and algae). It is a frequent lichen of shaded, mossy trees where it grows intermixed with the reddish-brown leafy liverwort Frullania and foliose lichens. The squamules are minutely zoned,looking not unlike miniature bracket fungi. Common, mosses on trees; much rarer on rock.

Key characteristics

  • Blue-green ear-like lobes with raised margins and little clusters of soredia
  • Among mosses on trees in damp, shady places.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Normandina pulchella (Borrer) Nyl.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-08-15.