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Lecanora carpinea

Observed: 9th April 2011 By: jm23625
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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White crustose lichen with white fruting parts ('jam tart' fruits). Found on sycamore tree in urban area.


Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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It could be, but Lecanora

It could be, but Lecanora albella also has white-pruinose discs.
You need to spot test the apothecia with a tiny drop of C - L. carpinea is C+ yellow, L. albella is C-.

Spot test details:

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I agree

As Jenny says, this cannot be ID'd without chemical testing.