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Dermatocarpon miniatum (L.) W.Mann


Thallus foliose, dotted with ostioles of perithecia, pale grey to brown, usually grey-pruinose, up to 5cm across, single or lobed, attached at a central holdfast, underside without rhizines. Locally frequent on damp rock-ledges in the north and west, especially on the coast and on hard limestones inland.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 374; Purvis et al. (1992), 233; Dobson (2005), 162 (photo); Dobson (2011), 169 (photo); Jahns (1983), 258-9 (photo); Whelan (2011), 91 (photo); Wirth (1995), 1: 371, 372 (photo); Wirth et al. (2004), 132 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 1: 450 (photo), 451; Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 213 (photo); Holien & Tønsberg (2008), 132 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011), 205 (photo); Valcárcel et al. (2003), 180-1 (photo); Puntillo (1996), plate 16 (photo); Hansen & Andersen (1995), 36 (photo); Brodo et al. (2001), 298 (photo); Walewski (2007), 71 (photo); McCune & Geiser (2009), 118 (photo).

FGBI: http://fungi.myspecies.info/all-fungi/dermatocarpon-miniatum

Dermatocarpon miniatum
Dermatocarpon miniatum, closer view
In wet, shaded, cleft in coastal rockface, Isle of Muck (BLS meeting), June 2012
 
Dermatocarpon miniatum
Dermatocarpon miniatum
In dry state, on shaded, coastal rock-ledge, Lendalfoot, Ayrshire, August 2010


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