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Lichen [a]

Observed: 6th October 2011 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
06.10.2011 Lichen [a] (1)
06.10.2011 Lichen [a] (1) 1
06.10.2011 Lichen [a] (1) 1 2

Growing on a mixture of rock and soil, although there might be two different lichens here, but not sure.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


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I try to look at all the lichen posts but ..

Sorry, I am not sure what to make of this. I think the ochre-orange/bleached white material may well be algal. The black might be a cyanolichen, but I don't know these enough to make a suggestion.


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Alan, This is all over the

Alan, This is all over the cliff face on the southern aspect of Hengistbury Head, from small to large areas. There seems to be a lot of ironstone (sorry if that is a misleading term) on and around the cliffs.