Solenopsora candicans Catillariaceae
Solenopsora candicans

Growth type placodioid
Chemical results: K-, C-, KC-, P+ orange, UV+ grey

Sunny, hard calcareous rocks, often found on limestone monuments.

Rosette-forming white to whitish-grey thallus, thickly pruinose with a blue-black prothallus. The lobes are slightly convex, widening towards the tips. The apothecia have black, usually pruinose discs, the margins becoming excluded. Ascus 8-spored, spores 1-septate, 10-18 x 3-4 Ám.

Similar: Diploicia canescens. Sorediate, rarely fertile. K+ yellow, P-


Solenopsora candicans


Solenopsora candicans



Solenopsora candicans
On concrete block, Studland, Dorset. September 2012

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