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Ochrolechia frigida (Sw.) Lynge
form frigida

Thallus thin, greyish white to pale cream, encrusting mosses, low vegetation or debris, warted, the warts with extensions or spinules, said to resemble a pile of fish bones (Dobson), soralia absent (but yellowish soralia present in f. lapuensis); apothecia conspicuous when present, to 5mm or more in diameter, with brownish orange discs. Northern, in exposed, montane and coastal heathland.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 628; Purvis et al. (1992), 399; Dobson (2005), 283-4 (photo); Dobson (2011), 288-9 (photo); Britton (2008) 37 (photo); Jahns (1983), 254-255 (photo); Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 206 (photo); Holien & Tønsberg (2008), 176 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011) 298 (photo); Hansen & Andersen (1995) 103 (photo); Brodo et al. (2001), 465-6 (photo); Pope (2005), 48 (photos); Thomson (1997), 429, 431 (photo).

Ochrolechia frigida
Ochrolechia frigida, enlarged
In coastal heath, Findhorn, Morayshire, August 2010 (BLS meeting)
Ochrolechia frigida
Ochrolechia frigida
In coastal heath, Culbin Forest, Morayshire, August 2010 (BLS meeting)

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