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lobate (adjective) – lobed along the thallus margin; referring to crustose lichens with elongated marginal areoles similar in appearance to the lobes of a foliose thallus but usually directly attached to the substrate with most of the lower side; the thallus lobation of crustose lichens can be regular (forming a placodioid thallus) or irregular in outline. Related terms: effigurate.

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