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  • Lecidella elaeochroma forma soralifera (Erichsen) D.Hawksw.
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Lecidella elaeochroma forma soralifera
© Mike Simms
Lecidella elaeochroma forma soralifera
© Mike Simms
Lecidella elaeochroma forma soralifera
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This species has a similar ecology to Lecidella elaeochroma forma elaeochroma (described elsewhere) and may often occur with it. In forma soralifera, rounded, bright yellowish-green and powdery soralia occur along with the discs. This form is occasional in Ireland (more frequent in the northern half) and usually occurs in company with forma elaeochroma.

Key characteristics

  • This form could be confused with Lecanora jamesii but the presence of discs should easily separate them
  • Both forms of L. elaeochroma have a faint C+ orange spot test.

Original text submitted by Simon Davey

 
 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lecidella elaeochroma forma soralifera (Erichsen) D.Hawksw.. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=18741 Accessed on 2018-12-13.