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Cetraria muricata (Ach.) Eckfeldt
 
(= Coelocaulon muricatum (Ach.) Laundon)


Thallus fruticose, brown, glossy, densely branched, pseudocyphellae rounded, flat. Widespread on heaths and dunes. C. aculeata is more common and very similar, but less densely branched and with more strongly flattened main branches, these with elongated pseudocyphellae, usually in pits.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 295; Purvis et al. (1992), 216 (as Coelocaulon muricatum); Dobson (2005), 119; Dobson (2011), 127; Jahns (1983), 184-5 (photo, as Coelocaulon muricatum); Aptroot et al. (2011), 42 (photo, under C. aculeata, in part); Nordic Lichen Flora (2011) 4: 40, 152 (photo, printed too dark); Wirth (1995), 1: 268, 269 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 1: 343-4, 346 (photo); Holien & Tønsberg (2008), 35 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011), 98-9 (photo); Hansen & Anderson (1995), 34 (photo, as Coelocaulon muricatum).

FGBI: http://fungi.myspecies.info/all-fungi/cetraria-muricata

 
Cetraria muricata
Cetraria muricata
Braemar, Aberdeenshire, April 2002


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