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Lasallia pustulata (L.) Mérat
 
'Rock-tripe'


A large, foliose species, with rounded thalli attached centrally, upper surface with conspicuous, convex, scabrid-pruinose pustules, brown to whitish grey when dry, brownish to yellowish green when wet, margins with dense tufts of black isidia; apothecia rare. On rocks in upland areas, local and predominantly western.

Refs: Krzewicka (2004), 11; Smith et al. (2009), 451; Purvis et al. (1992), 281; Dobson (2005), 199-200 (photo); Dobson (2011), 205 (photo); Jahns (1983), 230-1 (photo); Wirth (1995), 1: 439 (photo); Wirth et al. (2004), 133 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 1: 545 (photo); Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 159 (photo); Holien & Tønsberg (2008), 103 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011), 238-9 (photos); Valcárcel et al. (2003), 202-3 (photo); Puntillo (1996), plate 21 (photo).

FGBI: http://fungi.myspecies.info/all-fungi/lasallia-pustulata

 
Lasallia pustulata, dry
Lasallia pustulata, dry
Lasallia pustulata, dry, close-up
In dry state, on base-poor rock in moorland, Dartmoor, Devon, August 2008
 
Lasallia pustulata, wet, close-up
Lasallia pustulata, wet
In wet state after heavy rain, on base-poor rock in moorland, Dartmoor, Devon, August 2008
 
Lasallia pustulata
Lasallia pustulata
On montane rocks, Glencoe, Argyllshire, April 2009


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