Fungi Outer Hebrides


Family: Teloschistaceae

Xanthoria parietina (L.) Beltr.

Common Orange Lichen

Type: Foliose

Very common bright orange lichen, but can be quite green when saturated or in shade. The abundant apothecia are orange with a lighter margin. Found on exposed coastal rocks but also on other substrates

Determiner: 
Christine Johnson

References: 
Smith et al. editors (2009) The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland
Dobson (2018) Lichens: an Illustrated Guide to the British and Irish Species

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