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  • Leptogium palmatum (Huds.) Mont.
Leptogium palmatum
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Formerly known as L. corniculatum, this species bears a marked resemblance to L. gelatinosum (described elsewhere), but differs in the larger size of the lobes which curl inwards and become tubular, like thin paper stretched by a pencil. In Ireland, L. palmatum has been recorded in the past from Counties Armagh, Galway and Wicklow. It grows on mosses and other lichens among rocks and sandy soils.

Key characteristics

  • Like L. gelatinosum but with larger lobes which become tubular and curl inwards
  • Discs unknown; on the ground among mosses.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Leptogium palmatum (Huds.) Mont. . [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=18785 Accessed on 2017-12-16.