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Leptogium pulvinatum (Hoffm.) Otálora

Thallus gelatinous, papery when dry, lobes reddish to dark brown, irregularly wrinkled, lacking isidia, margin fimbriate with small, flattened (not cylindrical) projections. A newly recognised species, formerly regarded as a fimbriate variant of L. gelatinosum, and with distribution uncertain but probably locally frequent amongst mosses in calcareous situations.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 546 (under L. gelatinosum); Dobson (2005), 249 (photo only, as L. gelatinosum); Aptroot et al. (2011), 131 (photos); Valcárcel et al. (2003), 234-5 (photo, as L. lichenoides. incl. var. pulvinatum).

Leptogium pulvinatum
Glen Tilt, Perthshire, April 2008

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