• Fuscidea kochiana (Hepp) V.Wirth & Vězda
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Fuscidea kochiana
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Fuscidea kochiana
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This is a crustose, mosaic-forming lichen of hard, siliceous rock outcrops and boulders with a predominantly grey, silvery thallus and numerous, flat or irregularly shaped, brown-black discs that are not ringed by a margin. It grows on exposed, upland, quartzose rocks often alongside F. cyathoides and Rhizocarpon geographicum. North-west and south-east Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • The grey colour, irregularity of the disc shape and specialised habitat should distinguish it
  • The species forms dense and elaborate mosaics in mountain country.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Fuscidea kochiana (Hepp) V.Wirth & Vězda. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-08-16.