Black Foliose Lichen

 Black Foliose Lichen

Observation - Black Foliose Lichen - UK and Ireland. Description: Dark, brown almost black lichen growing on top of siliceous rock. Thalli shown all growing on same rock. Shiny, large lobes growing to form almost a rose-like structure. Underside of lobes black with no rhizines. Possibly Umbilicaria polyphylla.

Dark, brown almost black lichen growing on top of siliceous rock. Thalli shown all growing on same rock. Shiny, large lobes growing to form almost a rose-like structure. Underside of lobes black with no rhizines. Possibly Umbilicaria polyphylla.