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  • Thelotrema macrosporum P.M.Jørg. & P.James
Thelotrema macrosporum
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This Thelotrema resembles the much commoner T. lepidinum in general appearance, but has a grey-green (not creamy) thallus and discs with a narrower opening. The large-sized spores are grey-brown when mature, not colourless as in T. lepidinum. It grows in boggy, long-undisturbed oceanic woodlands, especially on twigs of hazel; also on ash. Western Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • Grey-green thallus, usually on twigs rather than broad areas of exposed bark
  • Spores large and dark-coloured, sometimes visible with a lens on the surface of the discs.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 
 Simms, M. J., (2016). Thelotrema macrosporum P.M.Jørg. & P.James. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=16955 Accessed on 2018-12-13.