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Degelia atlantica

Observed: 5th March 2010 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenslpearce’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenslpearce’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Degelia atlantica
Degelia atlantica
Degelia atlantica
Degelia atlantica
Description:

On a mature Rowan surrounded by Pannaria rubiginosa

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Comments

gardener's picture

If you can it might be an

If you can it might be an idea to go back in a while and see if its developed any apothecia!

lpearce's picture

Jenny,

I certainly will kept an eye on it, we walk our dog there every week or so.
Do you think it might be Degelia cyanoloma?

Les Pearce
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Added a third photograph.

I am not sure whether this helps it was on the same group of trees.
The thallus lobes look very shell like, are up turned at the end and have transverse ridges
I thought I can see some isidia? on their surface and again no apothecia so thought it not conclusive for Degelia cyanoloma, but still looks like a Degelia sp.?

Les Pearce
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gardener's picture

Its certainly a Degelia but

Its certainly a Degelia but my internet connection is really bad at the moment so I can't get your new photo to load.

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picture of D. cf. cyanoloma

This cannot be D. plumbea, and looks very much like typical D. cyanoloma (the only option is a particularly large D. atlantica but true isidia seems to be lacking) which quite often develope huge thallii without apothecia
Hans

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Thanks Hans,

It's the lack of any apothecia that was making me unsure, also I had been specifically looking for D. cyanoloma and was worried I may be seeing what I wanted to see.

Did you see my spot http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/21525, any views on this?

Les

Les Pearce
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lpearce's picture

Degelia cyanoloma.

I have been back again to check and no apothecia have grown.
But even without them, given Hans's comments I am more confident that it is Degelia cyanoloma.

Les Pearce
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jenny,

I have been back and still no sign of apothecia.
Yesterday I was walking by the River Inver and came across a number of mature trees covered in Degelia sp. This is 20 miles from the original site but again by water in an old mature woodland.
I have added a fourth photo from there of one that I am thinking is a D. cyanoloma even though again it does not have apothecia.

Les Pearce
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Wildlife of Assynt