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Nephroma laevigatum Ach.


Thallus large, smooth and lustrous, grey to red-brown with buff undersurface, medulla yellow; apothecia red-brown, produced from the lobe under-surfaces and partially hidden by the lobe margins. On deciduous tree bark, rarely rocks, in parkland and old forest, largely restricted to humid, unpolluted areas in the north and west.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 624; Purvis et al. (1992), 396; Dobson (2005), 280 (photo); Dobson (2011), 285 (photo); Jahns (1983), 236-237 (photo); Whelan (2011), 117 (photo); Nordic Lichen Flora (2007) 3: 94, 190 (photo); van Haluwyn et al. (2009), 30-31 (photo); Valcárcel et al. (2003), 250-1 (photo); Wirth (1995), 2: 605-606 (photo); Wirth et al. (2004), 110 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 2: 775 (photo); Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 171 (photo); Thor & Arvidsson (1999), 290 (photo), 372; Arup et al. (1997), 192 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011), 292-3 (photo); Hinds & Hinds (2007), 328; Brodo et al. (2001), 455 (photo); McCune & Geiser (2009), 210 (photo).

 
Nephroma laevigatum
On old Beech (Fagus sylvatica), by Loch Oich, Westerness, April 2009
 
Nephroma laevigatum
Taymouth, Perthshire, April 2002


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