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Physcia tenella ?

Observed: 5th November 2011 By: synansynan is knowledgeable about Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Physcia tenella
Description:

The focus here is on the lichen.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

miked's picture

Seems to be all sorts going

Seems to be all sorts going on here, is it the tiny pink fungus that is the parasite? have you more pictures of the underside of the big floppy fungus?

synan's picture

It's a busy photo

I believe the pink blob is one of the lichenicolous fungi mentioned on Alan's page for this lichen (assuming I've got the right species):

http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/Physcia_tenella.html

At the time I didn't give the black fungus much thought, and didn't look at the underside. Now I wish I had because I'd like to know what it is.

Nigel

AlanS's picture

Pink blob

Yes, the pink blob looks to be Illosporiopsis christiansenii, little recorded but evidently frequent especially on Phycia and Xanthoria.

http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/lichenicolous/Illosporiopsis_christian...

Yes, the dark brown fungus looks interesting, I suppose an Exidia or Tremella?

Alan