Fungi Outer Hebrides


Family: Xanthopyreniaceae

Collemopsidium foveolatum (A.L. Sm.) F. Mohr

Type: Crustose

Widespread and commonly found on the shells of barnacles, limpets and mussels. Immersed thallus with very small, black perithecia (fruiting bodies) that are immersed in pits.

Determiner: 
Chris 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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