Leptogium schraderi Collemataceae
Scytinium schraderi (Leptogium schraderi)

Growth type foliose
Chemical results negative

Found on moss or soil in calcareous dunes and grassland, over limestone and on mortared walls.

Thick dark olive-brown or red-brown thallus, the turgid lobes forming +/- upright tufts. Lobes ascending, cylindrical, often divided near base, glossy when wet, wrinkled to plicate when dry. Often densely granular-isidiate but apothecia occasional with swollen entire or slightly granular margins.

Similar: Scytinium plicatile and Scytinium turgidum

Leptogium schraderi

Leptogium schraderi
Leptogium schraderi
Ulwell Gap, Dorset. January 2016

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