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Sphaerophorus globosus (Huds.) Vain.


Thallus fruticose, brittle, with well-defined, grey to brownish main branches, rounded in cross-section, and clusters of pale, short, lateral branches; apothecia develop in globose swellings in the branch-tips. Locally common in upland habitats in the north and west.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 847; Purvis et al. (1992), 568; Dobson (2005), 410 (photo); Dobson (2011), 415 (photo); Britton (2008) 42 (photo); Jahns (1983), 180-1 (photo); Allen (2007), 23 & 25 (photos); Whelan (2011), 141 (photo); van Haluwyn et al. (2009), 118-9 (photos); Wirth (1995), 2: 863 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 2: 1048 (photo); Nordic Lichen Flora (1999) 1: 65, 91 (photo); Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 68 (photo); Holien & Tønsberg (2008), 134 (photo); Puntillo (1996), plate 37 (photo); Hansen & Anderson (1995), 60 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011), 21 & 421 (photos); Hinds & Hinds (2007), 448-9 (photo); Brodo et al. (2001), 658-9 (photo); Øvstedal & Lewis Smith (2001), 314, plate 80 (photo).

Sphaerophorus globosus
On Azalea (Rhododendron cultivar) in hotel garden, Ardanaiseig, Argyll, December 2009
 
Sphaerophorus globosus
On mossy trunk of Alder (Alnus glutinosa) in riverside woodland, Loch Fyne, Argyll, May 2011
 
Sphaerophorus globosus
Braemar, Aberdeenshire, April 2002


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