Buellia aethalea (Ach.) Th. Fr.
Mosaic-forming areolate thallus. The black prothallus is visible between the pale to dark grey areoles. Immersed apothecia with small black discs are usually abundant. Widespread on siliceous rocks and drystone walls (dykes in Scotland). Often a pioneer species
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