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Ochrolechia androgyna

Observed: 17th January 2010 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenslpearce’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenslpearce’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Identifications

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Comments

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The only possible confusion

The only possible confusion would be with O. androgyna, the chemical reactions and disc colour are the same but O. androgyna has yellowish soralia.

I think I can see scattered soredia in your large photo at full size which would suggest O. androgyna but you'll need to check your specimen to be certain.

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Jenny,

We revisited the site and can see yellow soralia so am agreeing it must be Ochrolechia androgyna.

Thanks again

Les Pearce
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