Lecania turicensis Incertae sedis
Lecania turicensis

Growth type crustose
Chemical results negative

The most frequent saxicolous Lecania species. Very common on both calcareous and non-calcareous rocks and on mortar.

White or greyish, deeply-cracked areolate thallus with very crowded apothecia, the discs reddish-brown to black. Thallus and apothecia usually +/- pruinose. Spores 1-septate, 10.5-13 4.5-6 m. Micro photo below.

Similar: Lecania atrynoides, non-pruinose discs speckled brown when wet. Lecania rabenhorstii, only the discs are pruinose


Lecania turicensis

Lecania turicensis

Lecania turicensis

Microscope photograph
Lecania turicensis
Lecania turicensis
Lytchett Minster, Dorset. December 2016

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