Observation 214264: Leptogium pulvinatum (Hoffm.) Cromb.

When: 2015-08-26

Collection location: Planalto das Cezaredas, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

My previous observations of Leptogium pulvinatum were either on soil or on bark but always among moss, which causes the thallus to be (appear) more erect. This time the thalli, organized in patches, developed directly on calcareous rock. The difference is significative and I first thought to be another, not yet observed species. This new grow form permits to observe even better the flat projections appearing at the margins of the lobes: Look and see!

It is also curious to mention that it was in the vicinity of these specimens I saw Leptogium teretiusculum for the first time (see observation 214262)

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Used references: López de Silanes et al., Leptogium in mainland Portugal, Sydowia 64(1): 67-102, 2012.

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