Botryolepraria lesdainii Incertae sedis
Botryolepraria lesdainii

Growth type crustose
Chemical reactions negative

Widespread on shaded calcareous rocks and walls, limestone and mortar where there is protection from direct rainfall.

Diffuse, spongy, apple-green or blue-green thallus without isidia or soredia. Abundant free hyphae forming network with frequent septa, clusters of photobiont cells at ends of hyphal branches.

Botryolepraria lesdainii
Botryolepraria lesdainii
Steeple, Dorset. February 2014

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