<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Aspicilia contorta ssp. hoffmanniana (images of British lichens)</TITLE> <META NAME="description" CONTENT="Photograph of Aspicilia contorta ssp. hoffmanniana (lichen)"> <META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="image, images, photograph, lichen, Aspicilia"> <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="Aspicilia_contorta_contorta.html" target="_top"><img src="previous.gif" border=0 alt="Previous page" align=left></a> <a href="Aspicilia_leprosescens.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>Aspicilia contorta</b></font> <font size=4>(Hoffm.) Kremp.</font><br> <font size=4>subsp. <b>hoffmanniana</b> S.Ekman &amp; Fr&ouml;berg<br>&nbsp;<br> (= <b>Circinaria contorta</b> (Hoffm.) A.Nordin, S.Savi &amp; Tibell<br>subsp. <b>hoffmanniana</b> (S.Ekman &amp; Fr&ouml;berg) A.Nordin, S.Savi &amp; Tibell)</font></p> </font></p> <p><br></p> <table width=840 border=0> <tr><td><div align=justify><font face="arial" size=2>Differs from subsp. <i><a href="Aspicilia_contorta_contorta.html">contorta</a></i> (with which it may grow) in its sometimes darker colour, more scurfy surface and areoles more distinctly angled when conjoined and more closely packed at the thallus margin. Widespread, on soft limestones and becoming very common on concrete and on cement in urban areas. <i><a href="Aspicilia_calcarea.html">A.&nbsp;calcaria</a></i> differs in its smooth thallus surface and well defined, often radially cracked thallus margin.</p> <p>Refs: Smith <i>et al.</i> (2009), 185; Dobson (2005), 74; Dobson (2011), 80; Whelan (2011), 52 (photo, darker variant).</p> <p>FGBI: <a href="http://fungi.myspecies.info/all-fungi/circinaria-contorta-subsp-hoffmanniana" target="_blank">http://fungi.myspecies.info/all-fungi/circinaria-contorta-subsp-hoffmanniana</a></font></div></td></tr> </table> &nbsp; <table> <tr><td align=center><img src="Aspicilia_contorta_hoffmanniana_DSCF3247.jpg" border=1 vspace=5 alt="Aspicilia contorta subsp. hoffmanniana"></td></tr> <tr><td align=center><img src="Aspicilia_contorta_hoffmanniana_DSCF3241.jpg" border=1 vspace=5 alt="Aspicilia contorta subsp. hoffmanniana, closer view"></td></tr> <tr><td align=center><font face="arial" size=2>On concrete capping of wall, Paisley, Renfrewshire, March 2011<br>&nbsp;</font></td></tr> <tr><td align=center><img src="Aspicilia_contorta&hoffmanniana_DSCF3229.jpg" border=1 vspace=5 alt="Aspicilia contorta subspp. contorta and hoffmanniana together"></td></tr> <tr><td align=center><font face="arial" size=2><i>Aspicilia contorta</i> subsp. <i>contorta</i> (left and right) with subsp. <i>hoffmanniana</i> (centre), together on concrete capping of wall,<br>Paisley, Renfrewshire, March 2011<br>&nbsp;</font></td></tr> <tr><td align=center><img src="Aspicilia_contorta_ssp_hoffmanniana_DSCF0076.jpg" border=1 vspace=5 alt="Aspicilia contorta subsp. hoffmanniana"></td></tr> <tr><td align=center><font face="arial" size=2>On limestone, Schiehallion, Perthshire, April 2003</font></td></tr> </table> <p><br></p> <table border=0> <tr><td><a href="Aspicilia_contorta_contorta.html" target="_top"><img src="baru6.gif" border=0 alt="Previous page"></a></td> <td width="50">&nbsp;</td> <td><a href="Aspicilia_leprosescens.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 March 2008, last updated January 2016 (first hosted at www-biol.paisley.ac.uk, December 2006)</p> </font> </blockquote> </td></tr> </table></center> </BODY> </HTML>