There are a number these lichen on mature trees in Lael Forest Garden.
Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!
Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
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Up until a few weeks back I'd have happily said yes to your ID, but they've gone and split what was D. plumbea into Degelia plumbea and Degelia cyanoloma and I'm having a bit of a crisis of confidence with them!
The link below is to Alan Silverside's description of the two species:
I have found a paper abstract: The Lichenologist 42(1): 23â€“27 (2010).
Degelia cyanoloma (Schaer.) H. H. Blom & L. Lindblom comb. et stat. nov., a distinct species from western Europe
I will read it and then look at my photographs again
Wildlife of Assynt
Not getting anywhere.
Now I read that D. cyanoloma, D. plumbea and D.atlantica can be on the same site I have looked at another photo I took on the same tree at the same time. I have added it and are thinking that it is very like those on the Irish lichen site for D. plumbea ?
The original photo I am not sure now which it is -it has shell like lobes on the thallus edge with ascending edges, but the apothecia disks are a light brown colour. As both photos were taken at the same time with same settings it does seem it is a real colour difference. Cannot now match it with any of the Degelia's
"The original photo I am not sure now which it is -it has shell like lobes on the thallus edge with ascending edges, but the apothecia disks are a light brown colour. As both photos were taken at the same time with same settings it does seem it is a real colour difference. Cannot now match it with any of the Degelia's"
I've gone back over a few of my Degelia plumbea or-is-it-cyanoloma photo's and I'm having a similar difficulty separating them.....
D. atlantica is usually non-fertile but with isidia which helps (until you're on the west coast and wondering if you've come across D. ligulata).
The D. plumbea on the website was a field ID from a lichenologist recording Killarney National Park so that ID I trust!
This is certainly D. plumbea sensu strictu
To be safe I think I will take my first photograph off iSpot until it's id is more certain
Lat/Lng: 57.8, -5.1
OS grid ref: NH1883