Fungi Outer Hebrides

Family: Parmeliaceae

Melanelixia fuliginosa (Fr. ex Duby) O. Blanco et al.

Type: Foliose

Widespread and common in the British Isles, especially in the west and north. Primarily on siliceous rocks. The dark brown and dense areas of small isidia and largely saxicolous habit distinguishes it from Melanelixia glabratula

Thell & Moberg, editors (2011) Nordic Lichen Flora, Volume 4: Parmeliaceae
Dobson, F.S. (2018) Lichens: an Illustrated Guide to the British and Irish Species