Fungi Outer Hebrides

Family: Lichinaceae

Lichina pygmaea (O.F. Müller) C. Agardh

Black lichen

Type: Fruticose

Superficially similar to Lichina confinis and, despite its name, a more robust species. It also occupies a different littoral position in the upper tidal region with the barnacles

Chris Johnson

Smith et al. editors (2009) The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland
Dobson (2018) Lichens: an Illustrated Guide to the British and Irish Species
Ahti et al. editors (2012) Nordic Lichen Flora, Volume 3: Cyanolichens