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Lichen in Worton Wood

Observed: 1st January 2011 By: cw8679
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Lichen on Tree in Oxon

Two different lichens on branches of same tree (Ash)


Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Xanthoria parietina interacts


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Lichen identification key

There is a link to a simple lichen identification key in the Fungi and Lichen forum which will help you either confirm or correct your initial identification of Xanthoria polycarpa (Cushion Xanthoria)

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To compare the two species

To compare the two species here are links to photos of Xanthoria parietina:
and Xanthoria polycarpa:

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Thank you Jenny