Fruticose pale purple branched lichen

Fruticose pale purple branched lichen

Observation - Fruticose pale purple branched lichen - UK and Ireland. Description: Fruticose, pale purple, branched lichen growing on overhang of siliceous rock a few centimetres from the ground (may have been grazed on by farm animals). Whitish soralia and dark spots (pycnidia?) on branches. Possibly Roccella phycopsis.

Fruticose, pale purple, branched lichen growing on overhang of siliceous rock a few centimetres from the ground (may have been grazed on by farm animals). Whitish soralia and dark spots (pycnidia?) on branches. Possibly Roccella phycopsis.