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Lichens on bushes

Observed: 11th November 2009 By: ec2833
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
Foliose lichens on garden shrubs
Description:

Lichens growing on garden shrubs

Identifications

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.

Species with which Leafy Xanthoria (Xanthoria parietina) interacts

Comments

gardener's picture

What resources did you use to

What resources did you use to reach your possible identification of Hypogymnia physodes?

Sarah West's picture

This species can be very variable in appearance

This species can be very variable in appearance, from green/grey to bright orange. Have a look through the ispot pages and you'll see a lot of this variety from photos posted.

It's one of the species used as an indicator of nitrogen pollution in the OPAL Air Survey. Visit http://www.opalexplorenature.org/?q=LichenGuide for photos of Xanthoria parietina, photos of other lichens in the survey, and online keys to identify them.

Sarah West
www.OPALexplorenature.org
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber