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 (skwā′myo͞ol, skwä′-)
A small, scalelike thallus lobe of certain lichens.

[Latin squāmula, diminutive of squāma, scale.]
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Noun1.squamule - a minute scale
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
scale leaf, scale - a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
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himalayensis due to its yellow white to pale yellow pileus with light greenish tinge, brownish squamules and white pileal veil (Verma and Reddy, 2014c).
Cladonia angustiloba Ahti & Aptroot is a similar species that occurs in similar habitats and it is characterised by the yellow color of the squamules and the very narrow basal squamules, much narrower than in C.
7.Pileus 46 cm wide convex becoming nearly planewith age yellowish surface viscid irregular circular patchesof graybrown to dark brown tomentum or squamules allover the pileus surface margins incurved when young gradually becoming deflexed to straight to uplifted with agesmooth.
Toninia sedifolia can be identified by the presence of whitish to bluish-grey (green-olive when hydrated) convex to swollen squamules, by the blackish apothecia without pruina (although sometimes with dense bluish-grey pruina), and by the flat to slightly convex disks.
Thallus shrub-like or scale-like, of ascending squamules; fruiting bodies, if present, on simple to slightly branched podetia; podetia resembling resembling cups, or pointed or blunt clubs I--FRUTICOSE LICHENS 2.
True, you'll soon be awash in terms like "squamules" and "glabrous." Don't let them intimidate you--persist, and use your guide's glossary.
Some thalli produce squamules and freely proliferate from the margin of the cup.
27) from which easily be differentiated by the shape of the prothorax and the unique shape of the marginal squamules of the elytra.
Primary thallus persistent, squamules 2-5 mm long and 1-2.5 mm wide, divided up to half of their length, upper surface light green, lower surface grey to black at the base and white toward the tips.
Thallus scale-like, of ascending squamules; fruiting bodies, if present, red, on simple to slightly branched podetia; podetia resembling pointed or blunt clubs CLADONIA 2.
2.6 Cladonia squamules 68.4 Cladonia subfurcata 34.2 Cladonia subulata 7.9 Cladonia turgida Cladonia uncialis Cladonia verticillata 2.6 Hypogymnia sp.