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Lichen: Mycobilimbia pilularis

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Name: Mycobilimbia pilularis (Korb) Hafelliner & Turk (2001)

Mycobilimbia pilularis. Photo: Paul Whelan, 2008.

Mycobilimbia pilularis. Photo: Paul Whelan, 2008.

Pronunciation: Mycobilimbia pilularis

Conservation Evaluation: Least Concern

Body Type: Crustose

Mycobilimbia pilularis. Photo: Paul Whelan, 2008.

Mycobilimbia pilularis. Photo: Paul Whelan, 2008.

Description: The finely granular thallus is green to grey-green in colour. Granules superficially resemble soralia. No pycnidia are present. The apothecia are convex to globular and beige to pink to orange in colour shaped from convex to spherical.

Chemical Tests: None.

Vice County Map of Mycobilimbia pilularis.

Vice County Map of Mycobilimbia pilularis.

Nature Notes: Found in old woodlands and mountain gullies, especially on oak. Typically near the base of the main trunk. Rarely found on moss covered stones.

Vice County distribution map of Acarospora fuscata: See Map

Link: Map this species on the Lichen Survey

Other species recorded in Ireland

  • None.

Text and images © Paul Whelan, 2009.