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This soil-inhabiting crustose lichen is a soft, granular grey turning to green when wet. It has orange-pink discs (flat and broad or convex) which stand out clearly in the field against the thallus. It is a species of upland and moorland habitats, especially of peaty soil and damp tracks. A dab of fresh bleach (C) has no effect on colour. Mainly north-west Ireland; scattered elsewhere.
Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini
|Simms, M. J., (2016). Icmadophila ericetorum (L.) Zahlbr.. [In] LichenIreland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=17478 Accessed on 2017-03-29.