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Lichen

Observed: 9th March 2011 By: moongirl01moongirl01’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmoongirl01’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Misc8 166
Misc8 166 1
Misc8 166 1 2
Misc8 166 1 2 3
Misc8 166 1 2 3 4
Description:

I've no idea if these pictures are of the same species of lichen or different ones (they were all growing on the same tree). Any help with identification would be appreciated.

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

gardener's picture

Top right, centre right and

Top right, centre right and bottom left are all Xanthoria parietina which can be confusingly greyish in shade.
The other two are different but need clearer photographs for identification.

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Thanks, Jenny! I will try to

Thanks, Jenny! I will try to get clearer photographs of the others and post them here.

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Centre left

Might be a Physconia, but I wouldn't put money on it. As Jenny says, a clearer photograph is needed.

Best not to put different species in one observation as it kind of confuses the official 'likely ID'.

Alan

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Thanks for your comment,

Thanks for your comment, Alan. I know a couple of the photographs aren't too clear but it was difficult to get very close to all the lichens.

I know it's best not to put different species in one observation but as I said in my initial posting, I wasn't sure whether these were all the same species or not! I don't know much about lichens.