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Solorina saccata (L.) Ach.


Thallus foliose, spreading, bright- to grey-green, drying grey or grey-brown, resembling a large thallose liverwort, containing internal cephalodia; apothecia large, red- to dark brown, sunken in the thallus surface. In base-rich sites in the north and west, mostly upland.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 845; Purvis et al. (1992), 567; Dobson (2005), 408 (photo); Dobson (2011), 413 (photo); Jahns (1983), 236-237 (photo); Nordic Lichen Flora (2007) 3: 131, 206 (photo); Wirth (1995), 2: 857-8 (photo); Wirth et al. (2004), 159 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 2: 1044 (photo); Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 180 (photo); Holien & Tønsberg (2008), 126 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011), 418 (photo); Valcárcel et al. (2003), 350-1 (photo); Puntillo (1996), plate 37 (photo); Hansen & Anderson (1995), 59 (photo); Hinds & Hinds (2007), 446-7 (photo); Brodo et al. (2001), 655-6 (photo); Lichen Atlas of the British Isles 3: 1330 (1998).

 
Solorina saccata
Braemar, Aberdeenshire, April 2002
 
Solorina saccata
Solorina saccata
In damp hollow on montane rock outcrop, Cwm Idwal, Caernarvonshire, August 2007


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