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  • Melanelixia fuliginosa ssp. fuliginosa (Fr. ex Duby) O. Blanco, A. Crespo, Divakar, Essl., D. Hawksw. & Lumbsch
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Melanelixia fuliginosa ssp. fuliginosa
© Mike Simms
Melanelixia fuliginosa ssp. fuliginosa
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This is a foliose species that is a common sight on sunny siliceous rocks and boulders. The shiny dark brown colour of the upper surface of the isidia-smothered lobes distinguishes it from subsp. glabratula which is primarily a paler coloured lichen of trees rather than rock.

Key characteristics

  • A distinctive dark brown, low, leafy lichen of granitic rocks and boulders;
  • Medulla C+ red; isidia on the lobes plentiful.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Melanelixia fuliginosa ssp. fuliginosa (Fr. ex Duby) O. Blanco, A. Crespo, Divakar, Essl., D. Hawksw. & Lumbsch. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=18880 Accessed on 2017-11-20.