Fungi Outer Hebrides

Family: Lecanoraceae

Lecanora carpinea (L.) Vain.

Type: Crustose

Found on the smooth-barked deciduous trees, particularly on twigs, small branches and young trees. The thin white-greyish thallus has a white prothallus. The brownish-grey discs of the apothecia are covered by thick white pruina. L. albella is very similar in appearance and is found in the same habitat, but has different chemistry

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Dobson, F.S. (2018) Lichens: an Illustrated Guide to the British and Irish Species