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granular (adjective; variant spelling: granulate) – composed of small globular particles (i. e., granules); often used to describe the thallus surface structure, the thallus growth form or the structure of soredia or isidia; (1) pertaining to soredia: coarsely sorediate, i. e., composed of particles large enough to be distinguished under a dissecting microscope, presenting a coarse appearance, not powdery; (2) pertaining to isidia (of Pertusaria): small (under 1 mm tall), soon eroding apically to become sorediate; basally corticate, secondarily developing as papillate to coralloid ecorticate isidoid soredia similar to those formed by soralia; in contrast with globular isidia...

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