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Fruticose Lichen

Observed: 27th August 2011 By: Kim28
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student

Fruticose Lichen found on a fallen branch of an oak tree.


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

  • Usnea flammea
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    Likely ID
    a Beard Lichen (Usnea sp.)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Usnea Lichen

Many thanks for your comments above. I have found it very difficult to identify the lichen that I have observed. I have a lot of photographs of different types but this was the only one I could take a guess at. I appreciate the information you have provided.

Thanks again,