LichenIreland
  • Ainoa mooreana (Carroll) Lumbsch & I. Schmitt 

There are no records for this species at present.

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The yellowy, grey-green granular crusts of this species bearing large, cup-like, blackened sessile discs with thick, brownish crumpled margins occur only very locally in Ireland. It is an upland lichen of damp siliceous rocks and pebbles best searched for along moist gullies below the peaks of the Wicklow Mts, Antrim Hills or the coastal mountains of Donegal.

Key characteristics

  • Yellowy-grey, bubbly-granular thallus with large, blackened cupped discs
  • Upland lichen of moist gullies; often where snow lies late in the mountains.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Ainoa mooreana  (Carroll) Lumbsch & I. Schmitt . [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=500001 Accessed on 2017-11-19.