Images of British Lichens
Leptogium palmatum (Huds.) Mont.
(= L. corniculatum (Hoffm.) Minks)
Thallus thin, gelatinous, lobes grey-brown to dark brown, to about 5mm wide, ± erect, convoluted or rolled into tubes, margins entire to ragged but not fimbriate, surface smooth to slightly rugulose-striate, isidia absent; apothecia said to be unknown in Britain. Amongst mosses on sheltered rocks and on dunes, throughout Britain but very local.
Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 549; Purvis et al. (1992), 353 (as L. corniculatum); Nordic Lichen Flora (2007) 3: 38, 186 (photo); Thor & Arvidsson (1999), 277 (photo, as L. corniculatum); Arup et al. (1997), 185 (photo, as L. corniculatum); Brodo et al. (2001), 403 (photo, as L. corniculatum); McCune & Geiser (2009), 179 (photo).
|In moss and grass on basalt outcrop, Isle of Muck (BLS meeting), June 2012|
|In dune heath, with Peltigera malacea, Findhorn, Morayshire, April 2009|
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