Hypocenomyce scalaris Ophioparmaceae
Hypocenomyce scalaris

Growth type squamulose.Photobiontchlorococcoid
Chemical results: K-, C+ red, KC+ red, P-, UV+ white

Common in drier parts of Britain and Ireland on acidic bark, wood, fences and burnt timber. Occasional on bricks and siliceous rocks.

Small light greyish-brown to green-brown squamules, +/- overlapping with slightly upturned, finely sorediate margins. Apothecia are rare, the discs blackish with grey-blue pruina.

Sometimes host to Clypeococcum hypocenomycis


Hypocenomyce scalaris

Hypocenomyce scalaris

Hypocenomyce scalaris
Hypocenomyce scalaris
On Oak lignum and church wall. Holton Lee and Corfe Mullen, Dorset. December 2012, 2018

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