• Lepraria lobificans Nyl.
Lepraria lobificans
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Lepraria lobificans is a sterile, shade-tolerant species formed of grey-green, cottony granules. There are no discs. The fluffy, faintly lobed character of the crust which, when teased apart, reveals a whitish underlayer (medulla), distinguishes it from lookalikes. It is common on trees, especially ash and sycamore, as well as on natural and artificial rock surfaces vertical mostly.

Key characteristics

  • Powdery-fluffy thallus of cottony granules with a whitish underlayer
  • The grey-green colour and the apparent marginal lobes, serve to indicate this species.

Original text submitted by Simon Davey

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lepraria lobificans Nyl.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-01-16.