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  • Collema multipartitum Sm.
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Collema multipartitum
© Mike Simms
Collema multipartitum
© Mike Simms
Collema multipartitum
© Mike Simms
Collema multipartitum
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A stunning ‘jelly lichen’ of hard calcareous rock outcrops, C. multipartitum with its much divided, convex lobes spread out in the shape of a fan (to >10cm diam.) and its scattered discs (1-2mm diam.) it is hard to miss. It has lobe edges and tips turned down and surface minutely ridged. There are no isidia. Abundant in the Burren, scattered elsewhere.

Key characteristics

  • Thallus usually large, very divided and in the shape of a fan over the flat surfaces of hard, horizontal limestone surfaces
  • Discs, commonly scattered across the narrow, gristly lobes; isidia absent.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Collema multipartitum Sm.. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=18446 Accessed on 2017-11-22.