<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Fuscidea recensa (images of British lichens)</TITLE> <META NAME="description" CONTENT="Photograph of Fuscidea recensa (lichen)"> <META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="image, images, photograph, lichen, Fuscidea"> <META NAME="Author" CONTENT="Alan J. Silverside"> </HEAD> <BODY bgcolor="#000000" background="Icback_dr.jpg" TEXT="#000000" LINK="#3672a4" VLINK="#3672a4"> &nbsp; <center><table border=0 bgcolor="#ffffff" width=1000> <tr><td> <a href="Fuscidea_lygaea.html" target="_top"><img src="previous.gif" border=0 alt="Previous page" align=left></a> <a href="Fuscopannaria_mediterranea.html" target="_top"><img src="next.gif" border=0 alt="Next page" align=right></a> <blockquote> <h5 align=center><font color="#b22222" face="arial">&nbsp;<br>lastdragon.org</font></h5> <h2 align=center><font color="#b22222">Images of British Lichens</font></h2> <hr width="50%"> <p><br></p> <center> <p><font size=5><b>Fuscidea recensa</b></font><font size=4> (Stirt.) Hertel, V.Wirth &amp; Vzda</font></p> <p><br></p> <table width=840 border=0> <tr><td><div align=justify><font face="arial" size=2>Thallus cracked, of pale- to brown-grey areoles that are closely set, revealing little of the black prothallus except at the thallus margin (compare <i><a href="Fuscidea_gothoburgensis.html">F.&nbsp;gothoburgensis</a></i>), and which are irregularly convex, the surfaces breaking down to become initially whitish soralia that may become brown and run together, chemical tests (C, K, Pd) negative; apothecia rare, black, lecideine, ascopores &plusmn; kidney-shaped. On exposed, hard rocks and boulders, frequent in the north and west.</p> <p>Refs: Smith <i>et al.</i> (2009), 411; Purvis <i>et al.</i> (1992), 256.</p> <p>Gilbert <i>et al.</i>, in Smith <i>et al.</i> (<i>op. cit.</i>), note that the photograph in Brodo (2001) is &quot;not this species&quot;. It is evident also from the written description and internet photographs that the American interpretation of this species is significantly different.</font></div></td></tr> </table> &nbsp; <table> <tr><td align=center><img src="Fuscidea_recensa_IMG_2724.jpg" border=1 vspace=5 alt="Fuscidea recensa"></td></tr> <tr><td align=center><img src="Fuscidea_recensa_IMG_2724a.jpg" border=1 vspace=5 alt="Fuscidea recensa, showing soralium"></td></tr> <tr><td align=center><font face="arial" size=2>On basalt rock, Isle of Muck (BLS meeting), June 2012</font></td></tr> </table> <p><br></p> <table border=0> <tr><td><a href="Fuscidea_lygaea.html" target="_top"><img src="baru6.gif" border=0 alt="Previous page"></a></td> <td width="50">&nbsp;</td> <td><a href="Fuscopannaria_mediterranea.html" target="_top"><img src="baru8.gif" border=0 alt="Next page"></a></td></tr> </table> </center> <p><br></p> <p><hr></p> <center><font face="Arial" size=2> <p><b><a href="index.html" target="_top">Lichens HOME PAGE</a> | <a href="indexP.html" target="_top">Index of Species</a> | <a href="http://www.lastdragon.org/conditions.html" target="_top">Conditions of Use and e-mail contact</a> | <a href="references.html" target="_top">References</a> | <a href="http://www.lastdragon.org/home.html" target="_top">Site Home Page</a></b></p> </font></center> <p><br></p> <font face="Arial" size=2> <p>&copy; A.J. Silverside<br> Uploaded July 2012</p> </font> </blockquote> </td></tr> </table></center> </BODY> </HTML>