• Rinodina griseosoralifera Coppins
Rinodina griseosoralifera
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The thinly areolate thallus of this species is not dissimilar to that of Buellia griseovirens (described elsewhere) but is more patch-forming, spreading among other lichens and over mosses and liverworts. The grey to green-white soralia are usually abundant K+ faint y, Pd-. The flecking of grey soralia over a darker thallus helps to identify it; R. efflorescens can resemble it but is Pd+ red. The discs are very rare.

Key characteristics

  • An uncommon grey, sorediate species of mossy bark; most areoles produce grey to greenish-white soredia
  • Spot tests Pd-, K+ faint yellow.

Original text submitted by

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Rinodina griseosoralifera Coppins. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-01-23.