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  • Solorina saccata (L.) Ach.
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Solorina saccata
© Mike Simms
Solorina saccata
© Mike Simms
Solorina saccata
© Mike Simms
Solorina saccata
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Solorina saccata
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Foliose species (2-5cm diam.), like a disc-shaped ‘dog lichen’, concave from above with slightly frosted, pale grey, rounded lobes and wavy margins. It is a stunning bright green when wet. Discs (to 6mm diam.) sit at the centre of the lobes like large, black-brown spots. Upland limestone outcrops and overhanging vegetation; calcareous grasslands. Unmistakable. North-east and western Ireland; absent from the south.

Key characteristics

  • Leafy, like a ‘dog lichen’, but rounded, rosette-like, grey in dry state but bright green when wet
  • Disc: at centre of the lobes, like a large black spot; calcicole.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Solorina saccata (L.) Ach.. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=19359 Accessed on 2017-11-18.