Images of British Lichens
Botryolepraria lesdainii (Hue) Canals, Hern.-Mariné, Gómez-Bolea & Llimona
(= Lepraria lesdainii (Hue) R.C.Harris)
Thallus bright green, leprose and diffuse, composed of fluffy granules that have projecting hyphae that can form a cobweb-like covering over the thallus surface, true soredia absent; apothecia unknown. Widespread but local in shade on sheltered limestone and mortar.
Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 220; Purvis et al. (1992), 346 (as Lepraria); Dobson (2011), 92 (photo); van Herk & Aptroot (2004, 2013), 232-3 (photo, as Lepraria).
|In cave in limestone seacliff, Sand Bay, Somerset, February 2010, BLS meeting|
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