Fungi Outer Hebrides


Family: Lecanoraceae

Lecanora jamesii J.R. Laundon

Type: Crustose

Predominantly a western species in sheltered moist areas on smooth-barked trees. Not uncommon. A member of the Lecanora polytropa group. the presence of clusters of large oxalate crystals in the thallus help distinguish it from other similar sterile crusts

Determiner: 
Rebecca Yahr

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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