Observation 103767: Solenopsora A. Massal.
When: 2012-08-02
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

Notes: The general looking remind that of a Squamarina, but other not so much, namely:
- thallus non pruinose;
- margin of older apothecia almost excluded;
- marginal lobes less radiating type;
- withish underside;
and, moreover,
- the spores (at least the few I was able to see) are 1-septate.
The alternative to Squamarina in the general key of British Flora is Solenopsora, but the species in this genus with 1 septate spores are: Solenopsora holophaea, which has a red-brown thallus when dry as my specimens, and Solenopsora vulturiensis (the spores of this species are 0-1 septate) with bigger spores.
So, this is a kind of puzzle and maybe there is some other genera to consider.

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Used references: Smith et al., The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland, The British Lichen Society, 2009.
Based on microscopic features
Based on chemical features: C-, K+ pale yellow, KC+ pale yellow on medulla.

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