• Micarea cinerea (Schaer.) Hedl.
Micarea cinerea
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Close to M. peliocarpa (described elsewhere) but differing in the five- to seven-septate spores 23-34 x 4-6ųm. It is often found intermingled with bryophytes on the mossy bark of sheltered oaks or birch in hilly valley woodlands. Local in Ireland but absent from the south-west.

Key characteristics

  • Differs from M. peliocarpa in having larger, five- to seven-septate spores
  • On mossy bark in sheltered, valley woodlands.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Micarea cinerea (Schaer.) Hedl.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-03-25.