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  • Lecanora polytropa (Hoffm.) Rabenh.
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Lecanora polytropa
© Mike Simms
Lecanora polytropa
© Mike Simms
Lecanora polytropa
© Mike Simms
Lecanora polytropa
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Lecanora polytropa
© Mike Simms
Lecanora polytropa
© Mike Simms
 

This tiny, though abundant, grey-green crustose lichen grows widely on siliceous rocks and walls. It forms very small (0.5-2.0cm diam.) areolate thalli covered with yellow-green to pale brown discs that can coalesce to form larger patches. Common: rocks and walls, also on worked timber in remoter areas and along the coast.

Key characteristics

  • Small patches, with scattered or crowded yellow-green discs
  • Discs never emerald green on a thick crust.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 
 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lecanora polytropa (Hoffm.) Rabenh.. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=18611 Accessed on 2018-12-12.