Lecania inundata Incertae sedis
Lecania inundata

Growth type crustose
Chemical results negative. Identification needs confirming

Possibly often over-looked on limestone, ragstone and calcareous rocks.

Thick areolate thallus is whitish to grey-brown or greenish, covered with conspicuous scattered nodules. Apothecia orange-brown to blackish, often clustered in small groups, margin +/- swollen. Spores 1-septate, 12-18 5.5-6(-7.5) m. Microscope photograph below.

Similar: Lecania erysibe, thinner thallus, narrower spores


Lecania inundata


Lecania inundata

Microscope photograph
Lecania inundata
Lecania inundata
Hamworthy, Dorset. January 2014

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