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Lichen

Observed: 16th February 2010 By: laurie clark
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
P1010036
Description:

Lichen observed on Willow tree by the Whitewater river. South side of tree, not sure if it's lichen growing on lichen or fungus on lichen.

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

laurie clark's picture

Have re-visited site and it's

Have re-visited site and it's now clear that the dark blobs are moss growing through the lichen.

Laurie

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The 'dark blobs' are the

The 'dark blobs' are the apothecia (fruiting bodies) of the crustose lichen - its probably Lecidella elaeochroma. The green lobes could be Phaeophyscia orbicularis.