• Adelolecia pilati (Hepp) Hertel & Hafellner

There are no records for this species at present.

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This lichen was collected from the Glendalough mica-schist in 2009. It grows under overhanging rock. The white-grey areolate thallus supports small black, Lecidea-like discs with narrowly ellipsoid simple spores (8–11 x 3–5µm). The discs contain several green-blue pigments and chemical substances including at Glendalough one that gives a C+ red reaction.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus white, cracked into ‘islands’, discs black and grouped
  • Discs with green pigments and chemical substances; overhanging mica-schist.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Adelolecia pilati (Hepp) Hertel & Hafellner. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-07-22.