Fungi Outer Hebrides

Family: Caliciaceae

Buellia aethalea (Ach.) Th. Fr.

Type: Crustose

Mosaic-forming areolate thallus. The black prothallus is visible between the pale to dark grey areoles. Immersed apothecia with small black discs are usually abundant. Widespread on siliceous rocks and drystone walls (dykes in Scotland). Often a pioneer species

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