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Black spot

Observed: 10th January 2010 By: sh8747
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
sh8747’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
wall 5e
Description:

Only found one example in the park, on the old stone base to the school railings.

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Unlikely as Lecidella

Unlikely as Lecidella elaeochroma is corticolous which means that it is found on bark.

When identifying lichens you have to check the habit details as there are many very similar species (specially the little dotty ones).

The chemical reactions to K and C are important as well as many crustose lichens can't be identified (even to genus) without them:
http://www.thebls.org.uk/content/chemical.html