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Lichens growing on Tillia cordata bark

Observed: 12th August 2009 By: bill riley
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
bill riley’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
S159 lichen two types orange Xanthora polycarpa
Description:

Two lichen species on lime trunks. Widespread distribution.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Xanthoria parietina interacts

Comments

cp345's picture

3 lichens?

It looks like there's a third greenish crustose species there as well.

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Hi Bill, you're close with

Hi Bill, you're close with your initial ID of X. polycarpa for the yellowish-grey one but not quite right .....

Give the key below a try, you only need to click the details you're sure of and then click Search at the bottom of the page:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/jdsml/nature-online/lichen-id-guide/index.dsml