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Lichen on twigs

Observed: 3rd September 2011 By: ec2957
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

Blue-grey lichen attached to twig, retrieved from the ground in mixed woodland. It is smaller than the size of a table-tennis ball but occurred on other pieces of broken branches and twigs in the vicinity. The organism was raised from the host like a tiny shrub and could be removed without being destroyed. (Apologies for the poor quality of the photograph).

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

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Lichen

Thank you for this identification. There seem to be so many fascinating and beautiful varieties of lichen, and they're difficult to identify using only the camera on a mobile phone but I can see from the Encyclopedia of Life link that this must be 'my' lichen. Thanks again.