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Caloplaca citrina

Observed: 24th December 2010 By: Susi C
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
Susi C’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Yellow crustose lichen found on gravestone. Photo taken in icy conditions


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Did you spot test with K to

Did you spot test with K to make sure it was a Caloplaca rather than a Candelariella?

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"True C. citrina"

I still consider the above photo most likely to be C. flavocitrina.

However,since I posted my ID above, the concept of "C. citrina" in Britain has changed. It is uncertain whether true C. citrina occurs in Britain at all. It is probable that the bright yellow species that we have called "C. citrina" is actually C. austrocitrina. There are also other species in this group.

To add to the fun, this entire group of species has been moved to a new genus. So the ID for the photo above becomes Flavoplaca flavocitrina.