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Observed: 31st January 2011 By: liamclayton
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Description:
Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

debbieC's picture

looks like a lichen that

looks like a lichen that grows on stone and wood. its called Xanthoria parietina I think

DebbieC

liamclayton's picture

thankyou :)

thankyou :)

AlanS's picture

Not Xanthoria parietina

Not every yellow lichen is Xanthoria parietina. That is a 'foliose' species (has leafy lobes).

In this case, those thalli that are in focus show it to be placodioid species (a crust with a lobed margin that remains firmly appressed to the substrate, and in section lacks a lower cortex). Gardener's identification, Caloplaca flavescens, is correct.

Alan