• Lichenomphalia hudsoniana (H.S.Jenn.) Redhead et al. [26]
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Lichenomphalia hudsoniana
© Mike Simms
Lichenomphalia hudsoniana
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This lichen forming, mushroom-like fungus, consists of pale beige 'toadstools' arising from blue-green, circular scales. It grows on peat (where the scales are easily spotted against the colour of the soil) and on rotting vegetation; as well as mossy rocks in suitable habitats throughout Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • Look for the flattened, rounded scales that are greenish-blue against the soil
  • Small toadstools, on bog or moorland, should be searched for the scales.

Original text submitted by Simon Davey

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lichenomphalia hudsoniana (H.S.Jenn.) Redhead et al. [26]. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-07-22.