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White "frosty" crustose lichen

Observed: 20th November 2009 By: nch86nch86’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensnch86’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
DSCF5405 - White frosty crustose lichen

Found on trunk of ornamental cherry tree


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


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You need to check the

You need to check the apothecia with C (use weakest household bleach with no additives) to be certain.
The apothecia of C. carpinea are C+ yellow, the very similar C. albella has discs that are C-.
The thallus of both species is K+ yellow so that is no help!