Micarea prasina sens lat Micareaceae
Micarea prasina

Growth type crustose. Identification: Vince Giavarini
Chemical results: Thallus and apothecia negative.
Greenish pigment on thallus surface is K and C +/- violet

Usually occurs on mature trunks and tree stumps in old-growth woodland.

Light green to dark grey-green thallus of +/- globose granules (goniocysts). Apothecia when present are pinkish-buff, brown-grey or blackish. Very variable and frequently sterile, requiring t.l.c. for certain identification.

Similar: Micarea micrococca

Micarea prasina sens lat

Micarea prasina sens lat
Micarea prasina sens lat
Holton Lee, Dorset. March 2013

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