Fungi Outer Hebrides


Family: Lobariaceae

Lobaria pulmonaria (L.) Hoffm.

Tree Lungwort

Type: Foliose

A conspicuous leafy lichen occurring on broad-leaved trees, heather and other lower growths. Bright to olive green with distinctly ridged surface often with soredia or isidia developing along the ridges. Still common in the north-west but sensitive to changing habitats

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
Ahti et al. editors (2012) Nordic Lichen Flora, Volume 3: Cyanolichens

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