• Micarea lynceola (Th. Fr.) Palice

There are no records for this species at present.

Known only from County Antrim, this minute lichen, which is similar in size and colour to M. bauschiana (described elsewhere), is gaining a reputation as an early coloniser of discarded wood and stony waste in habitats which have undergone some local disturbance. This species has discs with a rim (exciple) unlike in M. bauchiana.

Key characteristics

  • Like M. bauchiana, but has a disc exciple with distinctive olive-green edge
  • A pioneer lichen of stony waste and wood fragments; spores simple.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Micarea lynceola (Th. Fr.) Palice. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-09-21.