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Yellow lichen

Observed: 18th November 2009 By: StumpyStumpy’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

While fencing this was on one of the end fence post's .


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gardener's picture

You're probably right with

You're probably right with your ID but is there any chance of a sharper photo to be certain?

rupesyroo's picture

crustose lichen

i've seen this crustose lichen around Duchy as well stumpy! interesting how this particular yellow one is obvious on the older concrete features around the site

bill riley's picture

yellow lichen (Xanthoria calcicola) by Stumpy at 12:31 pm 21/11/

I also think you are right with Xanthoria calcicola as the main lichen present but there are also grey crustose lichen patches and maybe other crustose present.


AlanS's picture

Yes ... probably

I also think this is likely to be X. calcicola, but as Jenny has implied, a sharper photograph is necessary to confirm diagnostic characters.

The main other obvious lichen, forming fairly large, rounded patches, is Lecanora campestris.