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  • Caloplaca aurantia (Pers.) Hellb.
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Caloplaca aurantia
© Mike Simms
Caloplaca aurantia
© Mike Simms
Caloplaca aurantia
© Mike Simms
Caloplaca aurantia
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Caloplaca aurantia
© Mike Simms
 

A distinctive crustose lichen, with radiating egg-yellow lobes that are flattened at their tips. Apothecia may be present towards centre of the thallus. Only found on limestone in sunny and relatively dry habitats. In Ireland largely confined to low rainfall regions in the east.

Key characteristics

  • Egg-yellow colour.
  • Radiating lobes flattened at their tips.
  • On dry sunny limestone.

Original text submitted by Michael Simms

 
 Simms, M. J., (2016). Caloplaca aurantia (Pers.) Hellb.. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=20517 Accessed on 2018-10-18.