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Stereocaulon dactylophyllum Flörke

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Family: STEREOCAULACEAE

Habitat: Ubiquitous

Description

    Primary thallus squamulose, soon disappearing, secondary thallus forming small cushions, consisting of more or less erect pseudopodetia, 2-4 cm tall, grey-greenish when moist, greyish when dry, covered with numerous granular to squamulose small protuberances (phyllocladia), 1-2 mm, coralloid (coral branch shaped) or digitated, presence of cephalodia, crust forming, grey-brownish, 0.2-0.5 mm, harbouring the photobiont: Stigonema. Apothecia usually numerous at apices of small lateral branches, 1-2 mm diam., disc flat then slightly convex, brown-red when moist, blackish when dry, exciple thin and distinct, paler (beret-like). Ascospores thinly elongate, 3-7-septate, 20-36 x 3-4 µm. Photobiont: Trebouxioid. C-, K+ yellow, KC-, Pd+ yellow-orange to orange. Not especially maritime, common on rocks, notably schists near the seashore and inland, frequent also on shaded and damp roofs covered with thick old slates, traditional in Brittany, see : Stereocaulon dactylophyllum forme sur ardoises de toit.

 






Stereocaulon dactylophyllum Brest 1
Alain GERAULT



Stereocaulon dactylophyllum Brest 2
Alain GERAULT



Stereocaulon dactylophyllum Commana 1
Alain GERAULT



Stereocaulon dactylophyllum Commana 2
Alain GERAULT



Stereocaulon dactylophyllum Morgat 1
Michel DAVID



Stereocaulon dactylophyllum Morgat 2
Michel DAVID



Stereocaulon dactylophyllum Brasparts 1
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Stereocaulon dactylophyllum Brasparts 2
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Stereocaulon dactylophyllum Le Drennec 1
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Stereocaulon dactylophyllum Sizun 1
Bernard BOUFFINIER



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