Degelia plumbea

Degelia plumbea

Observation - Degelia plumbea - UK and Ireland. Description: Growing on stunted Willow at edge of steep ravine, next to boggy moorland. This lichen has the colour of Lead, a slightly bluish-grey thallus (about 7cm across) with red-brown apothecia. It is growing over a moss on the tree bark. Part of this lichen is

Growing on stunted Willow at edge of steep ravine, next to boggy moorland.
This lichen has the colour of Lead, a slightly bluish-grey thallus (about 7cm across) with red-brown apothecia. It is growing over a moss on the tree bark. Part of this lichen is covered with another species - Pannaria rubiginosa. I have added this on a separate page.