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Physcia tenella (2)

Observed: 27th November 2009 By: sb24599sb24599’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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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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  • physcia tenella corticolous
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    Likely ID
    Cladonia sp (Cladonia sp)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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    • er2938
      S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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    • dshubble
      Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
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Species interactions

No interactions present.


er2938's picture

Cladionia fimbriata

Maybe Cladonia fimbriata?


dshubble's picture

Cladonia, but which one?

C. fimbriata is one possibility but I think there are others it could be, and I'm not certain that they can be reliably separated from a photo, though I could be wrong - any Cladonia specialists out there?

er2938's picture

Have a look for comparison. Looks quite similar to me! But I should admit I am not a specialist.

gardener's picture

Cladonia coniocraea is

Cladonia coniocraea is frequently found on trees, even in somewhat polluted areas.
Have a look at Alan Silversides photo and details for comparison: