Lichen: Amandinea punctata
Name: Amandinea punctata (Hoffm.) Coppins & Scheid.
Punctuation: Amandinia punctata
Conservation Evaluation: Least Concern
Body Type: Crustose
Description: Lumpy but thin crustose thallus. Sometimes smooth. Light in colour and often grey, dark grey or with a green tint. A prothallus is rarely present. The thallus is highly populated with small apothecia (< 0.6mm). Apothecial discs are flat to convex with rim and disc the same colour. Rim is a different colour from the thallus.
Chemical Tests: K-, (although it may go pale yellow)
Nature Notes: Fence posts, rocks, bird perches. Tolerant of air pollution (SO2) and farm fertilizers. A widespread species, particularly in the East and Midlands of Ireland.
Vice county distribution map: See Map
Link: Map this species on the Lichen Survey
Other species recorded in Ireland:
- Amandinea coniops (Wahlenb. ex Ach.) M.Choisy ex Scheid. & H.Mayrhofer
Text and images © Paul Whelan, 2009.