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Lime cups and plates lichen

Observed: 22nd November 2009 By: nch86nch86’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensnch86’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
DSCF5383 - Lime cups and plates lichen
Description:

Found on top of wall

Identifications

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    Likely ID
    Mycophycophyta
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

gardener's picture

This is a very common species

This is a very common species found on both walls and trees.
If you try the Natural History Museums 'Guide to lichens on twigs' it will key out easily:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/jdsml/nature-online/lichen-id-guide/index.dsml

nch86's picture

Lime cups and plates lichen

Hi Jenny

Keyed it out and I believe it to be Xanthoria parietina - lovely name for a lovely lichen.

gardener's picture

Yes, that's the one.

Yes, that's the one.