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Red/orange algae

Observed: 17th March 2010 By: mmb274
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Powdery algae covering large area of lower trunk of ash tree

  • Trentepohlia sp
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
    • John Bratton
    • A-P-H-O-T-O
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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I've never had it confirmed

I've never had it confirmed by an expert phycologist, but I was told years ago that this orange stuff is Trentepohlia, so for what its worth: I agree. It is supposed to smell of violets but I've never managed to pick that up.