eliotbee's picture

F hill lichen 7

Observed: 25th February 2011 By: eliotbee
f hill lichen 7

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  • foliose lichen
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


AlanS's picture

A mixture of young thalli

All a bit young. The grey rosettes are a Physcia, the green rosettes are a Melanelixia (formerly Melanelia) and it looks like there are young thalli of Xanthoria parietina.

They need to develop more, and we need closer photographs, for identification to species.


Roger Gilbert's picture

I am a novice on lichens but ....

when you zoom in to full defintion of the photo there is good detail. Click on the photo and then on the sub title then again on the image.

Howardian Local Nature Reserve

AlanS's picture

I am not an idiot

I am fully aware of how to view the highest resolution of the photographs.

At highest resolution it is still impossible to make out such key features as pseudocyphellae or soredia on the Physcia, or presence/shape of isidia on the Melanelixia (which is probably too immature anyway).

Lichen photography is not easy, so I am not criticising the poster. Nevertheless, the photographs do not permit accurate identification.