• Leptogium biatorinum (Nyl.) Leight.
Leptogium biatorinum
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This small species forms thin circular crusts of tiny squamules on soft, stony calcareous soils. The convex squamules can be lobed or granular; red-brown concave discs are frequent. In Ireland, it is present in Counties Kerry and Cork and was formerly known from Benbulbin, County Sligo.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus thin, crustose-squamulose with proliferating lobes forming circular patches on compacted calcareous soils
  • Discs common, red-brown, concave.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Leptogium biatorinum (Nyl.) Leight.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-08-20.