• Lemmopsis arnoldiana (Hepp) Zahlbr.
Lemmopsis arnoldiana
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This minute, gelatinous, granular-crustose lichen grows on shaded calcareous rocks in western Ireland. It resembles a miniaturised version of a soil-dwelling Leptogium. The dull red discs with yellow-brown exciple distinguish it from all lookalikes.

Key characteristics

  • Like a miniature Leptogium with minute reddish discs on a granular thallus
  • Below shaded pebbles, boulders, scree on limestone cliffs; associated with calcareous rocks.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lemmopsis arnoldiana (Hepp) Zahlbr.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-08-16.