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White Lichen

Observed: 10th January 2010 By: sh8747
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
sh8747’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
wall 1 d
wall 2 c

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If its 'a white lichen' its

If its 'a white lichen' its not going to be a Caloplaca - with the exception of C. teicholyta which has lobed margins.

The yellow ones in the second photo are a Candelariella or Caloplaca but you'd have to test for the K- or K+ reaction to distinguish them.

The brown one might be a Verrucaria but can't see details clearly enough.

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Incidentally the moss looks

Incidentally the moss looks rather nice in the second image and might be Tortula muralis so you could use the same image for a second observation!