• Vezdaea leprosa (P.James) Vězda
Vezdaea leprosa
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A tiny species, it is associated with soils below corrugated zinc roofing of old outbuildings or the metal-rich drip zone of wire boundary fences. The thallus is composed of pale green warted granules with clusters of pink to orange discs which resemble little fatty granules rather than true disc-like fruits. The simple to one-septate spores are cylindrically shaped. This is primarily a lichen of forgotten or neglected urban landscapes. Records are few and scattered, mainly in the northern counties.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus crumbly-granular, pale green, a smear when wet with tiny pink or orange discs
  • Directly below metal objects exposed to the elements including posts, wires, pylons, etc.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Vezdaea leprosa (P.James) Vězda. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-01-19.