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Uknown lichen species

Observed: 27th February 2010 By: sjoyce
Lichen
Description:

lichen species found on tree.

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Usnea

The big bushy lichen is an usnea of some kind, but I'm not sure which species! Try using the key at http://dbiodbs.units.it/carso/chiavi_pub21?sc=351 to see if you can identify any of the other species in your photo.

Usnea is a sign of clean, low nitrogen, air - it's not present here in York!

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