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Lecanactis latebrarum (Ach.) Arnold

Thallus effuse, thin, soft, pale, slightly pinkish grey, commonly with hemispherical, powdery cushions to 10mm diameter; apothecia unknown. A very local, mostly upland species of dry but rather humid places in shade beneath acidic or basaltic rock overhangs.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 453; Purvis et al. (1992), 284; Valcárcel et al. (2003), 202-3 (photo); Wirth (1995), 1: 443 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 1: 448 (photo, as Dendrographa latebrarum), 548.

Lecanactis latebrarum
Under dry overhang on basalt, Traprain Law, East Lothian, June 2011, shown to me by Brian Coppins

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