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Phylum: Chlorophyta   Family: Trentepohliaceae

Trentepohlia aurea  (Linnaeus) C.F.P. Martius, 1817

An alga associated with fungal hyphae and a widespread photobiont of lichens. Naturally green, they often contain large amounts of haematochrome, an orange pigment, producing quite striking appearances at times. Commonly found on many terrestrial substrates

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
John, Whitton & Brook (2011) - The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles

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