Lichens of Wales

Collema fragrans

<em>Collema fragrans</em>

Collema fragrans

Description & Identification

One of the smaller jelly lichens. A vertical section through the thallus will show that it lacks a cellular cortex and so can be separated from superficially similar Leptogium species such as L. subtile. The minute channeled to flat thallus lobes, less than 1.5mm wide, form in stellate groups up to half a centimetre in diam.. Occasionally globose papilla-like lobes form around the thallus margins and occasionally on the surface. It is commonly fertile with apothecia crowded in the centre of the thallus. (RGW)

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