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  • Leptogium burgessii (L.) Mont.
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Leptogium burgessii
© Robert Thompson
Leptogium burgessii
© Robert Thompson
Leptogium burgessii
© Robert Thompson
Leptogium burgessii
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Leptogium burgessii
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Leptogium burgessii
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Leptogium burgessii
© Mike Simms
 

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Large striking foliose lichen forming rounded rosettes of wavy lobes dark brown when wet, greener when dry crammed with abundant, tiny, leaf-like folioles; lower surface with a thin fur of tomentum. The discs are red-brown and unmistakable with abundant folioles around the exciple (rim), like petals round a chrysanthemum head. It occurs on mossy tree trunks or fallen trees in moist woodlands, often by loughs. In Ireland, it is present in the south and west only.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus dark brown, thinly furry below, leafy to 10cm or more, of wavy rosettes crisped with folioles
  • Discs red-brown ringed with folioles; mossy trees by waterbodies.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Leptogium burgessii (L.) Mont.. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=18771 Accessed on 2017-10-20.