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  • Lempholemma polyanthes (Bernh.) Malme
Lempholemma  polyanthes
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This, the most frequently recorded Lempholemma species, grows mainly on mosses on limestone and mortar. Though variable in its overall appearance, it can be distinguished by the generally lobate and leaf-like thallus, and mainly spherical spores (9-16ųm diam.).

Key characteristics

  • Thallus foliose, olivaceous or black and with lobes not granules; rather like a scruffy and ragged Collema auriforme; spores almost globose
  • Among mosses on limestone and old mortared walls.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Lempholemma polyanthes (Bernh.) Malme. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=18760 Accessed on 2017-12-13.