Fungi Outer Hebrides

Family: Catillariaceae

Catillaria chalybaea (Borrer) A. Massal.

Type: Crustose

A widespread species of siliceous rocks. The shiny, black, sessile apothecia on a thin, grey, smooth thallus are distinctive. It is a variable species and the greenish-grey thallus can be quite ephemeral

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