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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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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.
They lack the yellow-orange spots at the base of the basal squamules, and the surface of the podetia is less denudated or with different disposition of the propagules.
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 squamulose, of adnate squamules III--SQUAMULOSE LICHENS 4.
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.
Thallus and podetia K-, esorediate; podetia wholly corticate, slightly branched at the apex; basal squamules finely divided, more than 2mm long Cladonia cristatella 1.
Cladonia verticillata has small squamules with white lower surface, while C.
The primary thallus has rounded and persistent squamules, and develop short and regular podetia, partially or totally covered with farinose soredia.
It was found growing on algal films, which were covering bryophytes and squamules of the primary thallus of an unidentified Cladonia species growing in the north side of a granitic boulder, forming large patches.