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Lichen

Observed: 15th November 2009 By: miked
iSpot team
Fungi and Lichens expert
 MG 5287
Description:

The reason for uploading this observation was that the whole branch was completely covered in a thick growth of lichens and this was in the chilterns not that far from london.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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The predominant lichen is

The predominant lichen is Ramalina farinacea, but there's also Physcia tenella (very small) and what looks like a Punctelia (lobes far right).

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Thanks, have added that next

Thanks, have added that next lichen on now, I took a second picture showing that one. http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/11099