Fungi Outer Hebrides


Family: Verrucariaceae

Hydropunctaria maura (Wahlenb.) C. Keller, Gueidan & Thüs

Tar Lichen

Type: Crustose

Found on rocks as a black, thin crust on the upper shore and just into the splash zone. The surface is crazed and the small apothecia are semi-immersed. Very common

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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