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Bilimbia lobulata (Sommerf.) Hafellner & Coppins
(= Myxobilimbia lobulata (Sommerf.) Hafellner)

Thallus grey-white to buff-grey, warted-granular or of overlapping, minute, pale-edged squamules; apothecia brown-black to black, convex, usually abundant and often aggregated. Widespread, on dead moss and soil in calcareous habitats.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 218; Purvis et al. (1992), 606 (as Toninia lobulata); Dobson (2011), 90; Puntillo (1996), plate 25 (photo, as Mycobilimbia lobulata); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 1: 199, 234 (photo); Øvstedal & Lewis Smith (2001), 253, plate 53 (photo) (as M. lobulata); Thomson (1997), 617 (photo, as Toninia lobulata).


Bilimbia lobulata
On moss in limestone quarry, Tomphubil, Perthshire, April 2003
Bilimbia lobulata
On moss on limestone outcrop, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, April 2003

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