• Lecanographa amylacea (Ehrh. ex Pers.) Egea & Torrente
Lecanographa amylacea
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This small crustose lichen of ancient dry-barked trees having a chalky white thallus scattered with tiny brown flecks, occurs low down on old tree boles, usually between root plate and waist height. It is a species of oak especially in ancient woodland or in former wood-pasture sites. In Ireland the species has been recorded in Fermanagh and Londonderry.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus chalky about 1cm across with numerous small pale brown flecks (easily missed) UV+ lime-green/blue-green; discs rare
  • On old, dry oak bark in former parkland or ancient woodland sites.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lecanographa amylacea (Ehrh. ex Pers.) Egea & Torrente. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-01-23.