Fungi Outer Hebrides

  • Lepraria finkii
  • Chrysothrix candelaris
  • Lepraria incana.

Leprose Lichens

Leprose lichens have no organised structure and comprise a mass granules of fungal hyphae and algal cells, which gives a powdery appearnce. In some crustose species the upper cortex may disintegrate, with soralia combining up to produce a continuously granular, powdery surface that can appear leprose.