Punctelia subrudecta Parmeliaceae
Punctelia subrudecta

Growth type foliose
Cortex K+ yellow, medulla and soredia C+ carmine-red, KC+ red, UV-

Common, found on trees, mossy siliceous rocks and wood.

Variable. Greenish-grey thallus, the lobes light-brown or whitish underneath, darker-brown at centre. Farinose soredia from white, punctiform pseudocyphellae but apothecia are very rare, the discs reddish-brown with +/- sorediate margins.

Similar: P. jeckeri. Under +/- tan. Lobe tips brown-grey, pruinose. C+ red.
P. borreri. Lobes dark beneath. Medulla, soralia: C+ pinkish-red
P. reddenda. Lobes dark beneath. Medulla C-


Punctelia subrudecta

Punctelia subrudecta

Punctelia subrudecta
Punctelia subrudecta
Studland, Dorset. October 2012

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