Lecanora symmicta Lecanoraceae
Lecanora symmicta

Growth type crustose
Chemical results: K-, C+/- orange, KC+/- weak yellow, P-, UV+ dull orange

Common on acid-barked trees, wood and worked timber and as a pioneer species on rough-barked twigs.

The granular or aureolate thallus is usually pale yellow-green but can be whitish or grey-green. Apothecia are dispersed or clustered, the discs flat or convex, cream, pinkish, pale orange or brown with entire but soon excluded margins. Microscope photo below.

Similar: L. confusa. Apothecia with persistent, crenulate margins


Lecanora symmicta


Lecanora symmicta


Lecanora symmicta

Microscope photograph
Lecanora symmicta
Lecanora symmicta
Studland, Dorset. October 2012 and September 2012

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