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Schismatomma quercicola Coppins & P.James
Thallus thin, greyish white to brownish, scratching yellow-orange (Trentepohlia photobiont), surface with small, discrete, rounded soralia that are distinctly pink in the field; apothecia unknown. A very local species of old woodland in the south and west, especially southern England and north-west Scotland, apparently endemic to Britain and Ireland.
Refs: Coppins & James (1989), Lichenologist 21: 237-242; Smith et al. (2009), 836; Purvis et al. (1992).
|On Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Ardanaiseig, Argyllshire, December 2009, soralia more distinctly pink than apparent in the photograph.|
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