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  • Melaspilea ochrothalamia Nyl.
Melaspilea ochrothalamia
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Look out for this species in moist woodlands along streams or lough shores. It attracts attention through its small brown, convex discs around which there is often some orange-brown bark staining rather than any well-developed thallus. The spores are sole-shaped and one-septate. Oak and willow are the main hosts. It occurs throughout Ireland, but is thinly scattered.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus whitish but usually recognised by the orange-brown staining around the brown convex discs (0.3-0.75mm diam.)
  • On oak and willow; moist woodlands.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Melaspilea ochrothalamia Nyl.. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=18805 Accessed on 2017-11-23.