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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

Chris Johnson

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