Fungi Outer Hebrides


Family: Megasporaceae

Aspicilia caesiocinerea (Nyl. ex Malbr.) Arnold

Type: Crustose

Pale grey thick, warted, or areolate, light grey, sometimes with grey prothallus. Apothecia have black discs with persistent, thin, entire margins. Widespread, found on siliceous rocks, especially by lakes, seashores and nutrient-rich sites such as bird-perching stones.

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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