• Melanelia fuliginosa ssp. glabratula (Lamy) Coppins
Melanelia fuliginosa ssp. glabratula
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This olive green to brown, rosette-forming, foliose lichen is a common species of well-lit tree boles, twigs and branches. The closely attached thallus is shiny like gloss paint especially at the lobe ends. Away from the margins it is covered in stiff, stick-like isidia which, if rubbed, leave white patches.

Key characteristics

  • Glossy, olive-green to brown lobes
  • Upper surface crowded with stick-like isidia; soredia not present.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Melanelia fuliginosa ssp. glabratula (Lamy) Coppins. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-03-23.