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  • Ochrolechia parella (L.) A.Massal.
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Ochrolechia parella
© Robert Thompson
Ochrolechia parella
© Robert Thompson
Ochrolechia parella
© Robert Thompson
Ochrolechia parella
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Ochrolechia parella
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Ochrolechia parella
© Mike Simms
Ochrolechia parella
© Mike Simms
 

An easily recognised crustose lichen, with a large, rather thick and warted, grey to creamy thallus. Large pinkish-brown to whitish apothecia with thick margins often are abundant. It is sometimes called the 'Crab-eye Lichen' on account of its distinctive apothecia. This species is common inland on siliceous rocks.

Key characteristics

  • Thick, warted, grey to creamy thallus.
  • Large pink-brown to whitish apothecia with thick margins.

Original text submitted by Michael Simms

 
 Simms, M. J., (2016). Ochrolechia parella (L.) A.Massal.. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=19370 Accessed on 2018-10-16.