• Amandinea punctata (Hoffm.) Coppins & Scheid.
Amandinea punctata
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A sprinkling of small, green-grey thalli with a scatter of tiny, black convex discs between patches of other lichens on the bases of wayside trees lining the busy main streets of towns and settlements this will be Amandinea punctata. Seldom conspicuous yet extremely frequent, the species is attracted to nutrient-enriched sites, particularly the bark of trees impregnated with dust.

Key characteristics

  • Green-grey fingertip-sized patches dotted with black convex discs
  • On nutrient-rich bark: tree bases, root plates, picnic tables and wooden fence posts.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Amandinea punctata (Hoffm.) Coppins & Scheid.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-03-23.