Squamulose: [scale-like; the thallus (body) consists of small, often partly raised, usually overlapping scales (“squamules”), which overlap to form mats. otherwise similar to crustose lichens having only an upper cortex (outer skin)]:

A squamulose lichen is one usually composed of overlapping squamules, or scale-like growths. While generally flat, the squamules of some lichen grow raised from the rest of the thallus. In this form they can appear as a mix between crustose and foliose lichens.

/Mealy Pixie-Cup Lichen {Cladonia chlorophaea}/

Photo by Distance Everheart.
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  1. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch! “Any man would be forsworn to gain a kingdom.”

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