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Yellow Foliose Lichen

Observed: 6th March 2010 By: Aaron-OU
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
Aaron-OU’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Common yellow lichen (Cushion Xanthoria?) heavily populated on a litter bin and the same species also ona wall. Incidentally, I did not observe any lichens on wheelie bins - maybe they don't like plastic substrates?

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Cushion vs Leafy

Cushion Xanthoria has very tiny lobes, the main feature you see on the cushion species is the round fruiting bodies. Cushion is a much more compact species than the leafy Xanthoria which you have here. See pictures here http://www.opalexplorenature.org/?q=Lichenguide
for help.

Sarah West
www.OPALexplorenature.org
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber

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Candelariella

Look on http://dbiodbs.units.it/carso/chiavi_pub21?sc=351 for the key which helps you identify the lichen on the wall as a Candelariella species. Don't know which one I'm afraid!

Sarah West
www.OPALexplorenature.org
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber