On fallen branch thallus upper surface bluish-grey and under surface black.
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That will teach me to go with my orininal thought's in future,what stopped me was in my book on lichens they looked much lighter and more pronounced than mine.
Hi Sheila, once you've an idea of which lichen it might be you need to check as many sources as possible to substantiate (or correct) your initial thoughts.
Lichen can be very variable and if you're trying to identify them from photographic details alone you need to compare yours with more than one illustration of them!
If you check the Fungi and Lichen forum I posted links to some online Lichen identification resources.
What books are you using?
Roger Phillips - Grasses,fern's' mosses and lichens.
Collins guide to the fern's mosses and lichens by Hans Martin Jahns and very old Observors book on lichens. I have also just found on google Alan Silversides images of british lichens. I have just started trying to ID these as I normally stick to fungi but see so many were I live that have become interested and rather facinated by the amount there are out there and how amazing some of them look.
Lichens get addictive once you start really looking at them, but if you're serious you'll need a copy of Frank Dobson's 'Lichens - an illustrated guide to the British and Irish species' and some K and C for spot tests.
Hi Sheila, rather than entering the same identification again you only need to click the 'Agree' button
I never new that,will do so with future one's
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