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Observed: 26th September 2011 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
26.09.2011 Lichen
26.09.2011 Lichen 1

This is growing on soil near to an old conifer stump and in total covered about 75 centimetres and there were two other examples nearby.


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  • Lichen
    Confidence: It might be this.
    Likely ID
    Lepraria & Cladonia
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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How silly to assume that two

How silly to assume that two species that were side by side are the same species; I apologise for that. Is it necessary to repost one of them?

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For what it's worth, my own opinion is that the Observation makes a valid point as it stands - a common problem for beginners (and sometimes the more advanced!) that two adjacent lichens may be superficially similar but different in detail. (Sometimes the reverse of course).

The Lepraria cannot be named for certain and there plenty of photos of Cladonia fimbriata on the site, so personally I don't think reposting one is worthwhile. But that's just my own view.