• Lecanora albellula Körb.
Lecanora albellula
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Formerly known as L. piniperda this crustose lichen is best known as a coloniser of wood, Scots pine bark and fence railings. The granular, grey-yellow thallus is speckled with tiny, blue-grey frosted discs 0.2-0.4mm diam. Spores are normally within the range 8-12ųm. Reactions negative. In Ireland, the species is thinly scattered.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus granular, grey-yellow or greenish sprinkled with tiny blue-grey frosted discs; very distinctive
  • On tops of fence railings, on wood, on pine bark.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lecanora albellula Körb.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-08-17.