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Unknown foliose lichen

Observed: 21st November 2009 By: er2938
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
er2938’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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This unknown foliose lichen was found in a shaded area near a hedge in a suburban setting in London. Would be grateful if anyone could identify it, if possible from these pictures


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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Xanthoria parietina interacts


gardener's picture

This is one of the most

This is one of the most frequently posted lichens on iSpot so you should be able to identify it by looking at previous posts.
Clicking on 'Observations' in the Browse box to the right of the screen and then highlighting 'Fungi and Lichen' shows thumbnails images of observations in this section.

Suggestion to admin - would it be possible to put Fungi and Lichens into two separate categories?
That would make it much easier for users to compare their photo's with ones already posted and arrive at a possible identification for lichen species already posted.

bill riley's picture

Unknown foliose lichen

There are at leat two foliose species,green and grey, plus darker crustose species.

Sorry both your photo and especially my knowledge are not up to giving you an identificaton.