Fungi Outer Hebrides


Family: Rocellaceae

Opegrapha niveoatra (Borrer) J.R. Laundon

Type: Crustose

A very thin, grey to brown thallus, lacking soredia. The black apothecia may be lirellate, small, rounded or ellipsoid to elongate, sinuous or sometimes branched or stellate. A widespread and common species across the UK, but first recorded in the Outer Hebrides in 2019. Prefers sheltered sites on smooth-barked hosts

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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