• Ochrolechia microstictoides Räsänen

There are no records for this species at present.

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This species has a C+ yellow thallus that closely resembles that of O. turneri (described elsewhere), but quickly dissolves into a near-leprose crust. Unlike O. turneri, which actively colonises nutrient-rich bark, O. microstictoides grows only on acid bark or lignum. In Ireland, the species is scattered, but not uncommon.

Key characteristics

  • Like O. turneri, but with grey soralia that develops into a near leprose crust (C+ yellow)
  • Only on acid bark and wood.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Ochrolechia microstictoides Räsänen. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-08-16.