LichenIreland
  • Lichenomphalia umbellifera (L.:Fr.) Redhead et al. [25]
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Lichenomphalia umbellifera
© Mike Simms
Lichenomphalia umbellifera
© Mike Simms
Lichenomphalia umbellifera
© Mike Simms
Lichenomphalia umbellifera
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This species of Lichenomphalia is similar to L. alpina (described elsewhere) but differs in the yellow-brown, straw or almost white colouration of the fruiting body (note: never lemon yellow). Generally, it occupies similar habitats to L. alpina but it will also grow on rotting wood, tussock grasses and in Sphagnum pools.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus Botrydina type, that is, of clusters of algal beads; fruiting body never lemon yellow, usually white, straw or yellow-brown
  • A wide range of habitat from peaty soil and rotting wood to pools of Sphagnum moss.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini