• Porina ginzbergeri Zahlbr.
Porina ginzbergeri
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This lichen grows on shaded limestone in western Ireland. Look for it below cliffs and on the dry loose material which collects below limestone overhangs. The sometimes faintly visible, mostly endolithic, grey-brown to orange-brown thallus is dotted with spherical discs (black erect perithecia) with a distinct protective cap (involucrellum) which is violet, K+ blue-grey. The spore range is five- to eight-septate.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus never superficial, often hidden below the limestone surface (endolithic), vague, grey-brown to orange-brown
  • Perithecia black, prominent; involucrellum violet (microscope squash), K+ blue-grey; spores five- to eight-septate, occasionally shorter.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Porina ginzbergeri Zahlbr.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-01-19.