vld91's picture

Unknown fruiticose lichin

Observed: 18th October 2009 By: vld91vld91’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensvld91’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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black fruticose lichen found growing on a rock


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

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Jonathan's picture

This is a foliose (=leaflike)

This is a foliose (=leaflike) lichen (not fruticose which are the ones like small trees). You might like to try identifying it with the iSpot key at http://www.ispot.org.uk:8080/webkeys/keyintroduction.jsp?selectedKey=key...

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

gardener's picture

Hi Jonathon - that link seems

Hi Jonathon - that link seems to be throwing up an error when viewed with Firefox.......

Marion's picture

Link to foliose lichen key

The correct link to take you directly to the foliose lichen key is:


There is a link to all species identification keys available in iSpot on the homepage, and a direct link to all the keys (including keys to crustose, foliose and fruticose lichens) is: