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Burrys Holm

Observed: 5th June 2011 By: Muddydog
Burrys Holm
Description:

A bright yellow "furry" lichen spread extensively on rocks in the foreshore area occasionally covered by tide.

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

AlanS's picture

Two lichens here

The orange lichen looks like Caloplaca marina.

The brighter yellow lichen I am not sure about - we need a better resolution photograph I am afraid. I cannot be sure if it is a Xanthoria, or Caloplaca thallincola. The latter is placodioid species - the centre a crust, but margin of elongated, narrow lobes tightly appressed to the rocks.

These are species of the spray zone, above high water mark.

Alan