LichenIreland
  • Xylographa parallela (Ach.: Fr.) Behlen & Desberg
Xylographa parallela
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Virtually identical to X. trunciseda but differing in the colour of the discs (black when mature) and presence of chemistry: occasionally K+ yellow, Pd+ yellow. Thallus: a scurfy greenish-grey. Tree stumps and slow-rotting softwood. In Ireland, it is known from County Clare and County Kerry.

Key characteristics

  • Discs rather elongate (to 2mm long), brown at first, then black when mature
  • Spores often 1213m or more long; grows along the grain of dead wood in parklands or in woods with plentiful gaps and clearings.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini