Anaptychia ciliaris

Anaptychia ciliaris

Observation - Anaptychia ciliaris. Description: On coastal rock. Strap-like lobes with marginal cilia; pruinose in places. I have deliberately avoided specifying a subspecies (ciliaris or mamillata). The saxicolous, coastal habitat, narrow lobes (

On coastal rock. Strap-like lobes with marginal cilia; pruinose in places.

I have deliberately avoided specifying a subspecies (ciliaris or mamillata). The saxicolous, coastal habitat, narrow lobes (<2mm in my small sample) and dark cilia draw me strongly towards the rare A. ciliaris subsp. mamillata. However, a minute, thin tomentum is visible under a stereomicroscope, and some thalli have paler lobes and cillia. A population of intermediates perhaps?