Lecania erysibe Incertae sedis
Lecania erysibe

Growth type crustose. Chemical results negative

Common on nutrient-enriched bricks, walls, church memorials and asbestos-cement. Occasional on decaying wood.
Sometimes host to Intralichen lichenum

Very variable. The grey or greenish-brown thallus can be thin or cracked and areolate, scurfy and often densely blastidiate. Usually fertile with small orange-brown to blackish discs, the thin, paler margins becoming excluded. Spores 1-septate, 9-16 3-5 m. Microscope photograph below.

Similar: Lecania rabenhorstii, pruinose apothecia.
Lecania turicensis, thallus and apothecia pruinose


Lecania erysibe


Lecania erysibe


Lecania erysibe

Microscope photograph
Lecania erysibe
Lecania erysibe
Studland and Canford Magna, Dorset. January 2015 and 2016

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