light green in colour with narrow small pipe-like growths similar to some sea coral. Growing on an old apple tree.
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There don't seem to be enough clear little branches for this to be like the physcias that I have seen, and the large mass of powdery surfaces don't seem to fit with the usual pattern of swollen lobe ends or scattered soredia on the surface. P tenella is not very likely to have fruiting bodies, though I have seen a few - but never as many as here.
Don't know the Cladonias, and the Cladonia photo in the OPAL guide seems to be quite misleading, but there is a wide range of good pictures on the Irish Lichens website. I was uncomfortable with the powdery bases again,though the jam tarts look a bit more consistent with some Cladonias. Are the "stems" up to the jam tarts also powdery? And what do the actual lobes look like?
Hi Dave, thankyou for your comment. I am unable to get revisit this lichen due to the amount of snow. However, I have tried to magnify this photo which may go some way to answer your questions. I am posting a magnified version as a separate observation and welcome your comments. I am a beginner here and happy to learn.
Gardener is an authority on lichens - have a look at her suggestion and see if it fits
Lat/Lng: 51.3, -0.9
OS grid ref: SU8158