On sycamore trunk
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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
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It does really look like the photo in the Opal lichen recording sheet - not one I've found yet myself. It reminds me of a volcanic lava flow. The bit on the middle left looks like Parmelia with its white lines - interesting to see both in the same shot.
Yes, I was lucky to get them both in the same shot. It's a useful comparison - you can see the difference in colour and texture of the lobes.
I'll have a much better chance of recognising a Flavoparmelia if I see one now! Thanks.
This one is tricky. I suspect it is Flavoparmelia soredians, which isn't the one in the Opal survey as I recall, but a chemical test would be very useful here.
Lat/Lng: 50.606, -2.465
OS grid ref: SY671785
On one of a group of mature sycamores on the edge of a sportsfield