Images of British Lichens
Lichina confinis (Müller) C.Agardh
Thallus in compact tufts to 5mm in height, fruticose, gelatinous, branches not flattened; apothecia spherical, on the tips of the branches. On rocky shores, especially in the north and west, typically from just below high water mark to the splash zone just above high water mark.
Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 556; Purvis et al. (1992), 360; Dobson (2005), 252 (photo); Dobson (2011), 258-9 (photo); Jahns (1983), 234-235 (photo); Whelan (2011), 111 (photo); Nordic Lichen Flora (2007) 3: 60, 187 (photo); Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 168 (photo); Holien & Tønsberg (2008), 205 (photo); Valcárcel et al. (2003), 242-3 (photo);Puntillo (1996), plate 23 (photo).
|On maritime rocks near high water mark, Millport, Great Cumbrae, April 2010|
|Dried state, on maritime rocks near high water mark, Arbroath, Angus, April 2002|
|Squash from above colony, showing cells of the cyanobacterial photobiont: Calothrix or Dichothrix|
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