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  • Moelleropsis nebulosa (Hoffm.) Gyeln.
Moelleropsis nebulosa
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This shy species is an early coloniser of broken soils on sea cliffs and sometimes slightly further inland such as on the tops of drystone walls. Consequently, the majority of records are from coastal localities. It has a pale blue-grey granular but not scaly thallus, proudly surmounted by flat to convex, red to red-brown discs (to 1mm diam.) that are beaded along the edges. The species is scattered around the coast of Ireland, but is nowhere abundant.

Key characteristics

  • Rather fragile crustose lichen composed of blue-grey granules topped with attractive red-brown discs
  • Coastal: broken soils and old wall tops; Protopannaria pezizoides is similar but has a scaly thallus and a different habitat.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Moelleropsis nebulosa (Hoffm.) Gyeln.. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=19315 Accessed on 2017-11-21.