Fungi Outer Hebrides

Family: Rhizocarpaceae

Rhizocarpon reductum Th. Fr.

Type: Crustose

Cracked-areolate, greyish to mousey-brown thallus with thin black prothallus. Black apothecia with thin, persistent margin, initially inset later becoming slightly raised. Very common throughout Britain, on pebbles and other siliceous rocks

Smith, C.W. et al. editors (2009) The Lichens of Great Britain and Irelandd
Dobson, F.S. (2018) Lichens: an Illustrated Guide to the British and Irish Species