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Lichina pygmaea (Lightf.) C.Agardh
Thallus in tufts or forming carpets, to 1cm in height, fruticose, gelatinous, branches flattened, tips palmately divided, smell of embrocation when crushed; apothecia spherical, on the tips of the branches. On rocky shores, especially in the north and west, typically below high water mark.
Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 557; Purvis et al. (1992), 360; Dobson (2005), 252-3 (photo); Dobson (2011), 259 (photo); Jahns (1983), 234-235 (photo); Nordic Lichen Flora (2007) 3: 60, 187 (photo); Wirth et al. (2004), 55 (photo); Valcárcel et al. (2003), 242-3 (photo).
|On coastal rocks, Prawle Point, Devon, August 2011|
|Apothecial material from colony shown above, Prawle Point, Devon, August 2011, dry and wet state|
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