• Lichina confinis (O.F.Müll.) C.Agardh
Lichina confinis
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A distinctive small, bushy, dark brown to black lichen less than 5mm high. It is common on sheltered shores just above HWM. Lichina pygmaea is similar but rather larger, about 1cm high, less richly branched, and found a little below HWM.

Key characteristics

  • Small, dark, bushy thallus.
  • Exclusively marine. Sheltered shores just above HWM.

Original text submitted by Michael Simms

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lichina confinis (O.F.Müll.) C.Agardh. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-01-16.