• Lecidella elaeochroma (Ach.) M.Choisy [21]
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Lecidella elaeochroma
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Lecidella elaeochroma
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Lecidella elaeochroma
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This is a common, mosaic-forming, crustose lichen of young, smooth-barked trees. The thin green-grey crust is peppered with dull black to green-black wine-gum-like fruiting discs and ringed by a black thalline margin resembling a boundary drawn on a map. It is a common pioneer lichen of twigs, bark and wood.

Key characteristics

  • Dull black discs on a green-grey background
  • Thallus ringed by a black border.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lecidella elaeochroma (Ach.) M.Choisy [21]. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-01-23.