• Protoparmelia badia (Hoffm.) Hafellner
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Protoparmelia badia
© Mike Simms
Protoparmelia badia
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This common crustose lichen has a shiny, chestnut brown thallus bearing abundant dark brown discs with a paler, somewhat crumpled margin. It is frequent on hard, acid rocks and boulders in the uplands and also along the coast.

Key characteristics

  • The thick, cracked, shiny dark brown thallus and discs with a pale margin should suggest this species
  • The white, UV reaction helps to confirm it as do the simple spores.

Original text submitted by Simon Davey

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Protoparmelia badia (Hoffm.) Hafellner. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-08-17.