valerie777's picture

Cream coloured lichen

Observed: 5th December 2010 By: valerie777
Cream coloured lichen

Cream coloured lichen which looks as though someone has taken a brush and some emulsion and painted it on the lower trunk of a fallen pine tree.


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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


anonymous spotter's picture

I think this is a fungus -

rather than a lichen. There are several white ones, and it may be difficult to identify it. Hyphodontia (it has at least two other generic names offered in my book!) sambuci is usually found on elder, but superficially this looks a possibility.

parad1se's picture

I think you may be

I think you may be understating the issue. There are probably dozens that look like a coat of whitewash. Microscope job, if you can find the keys!

Norwichnaturalist's picture

This is a respunite fungus

a fungus

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member