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7-lichen

Observed: 15th October 2011 By: Valerie Harrison
West Galloway Scottish Ornithologists' Club
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7-lichen
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Description:
Identifications

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

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    Likely ID
    Punctelia sp.
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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synan's picture

Two species?

Am I right in thinking there are 2 species here, one of which is Punctelia reddenda (top left)?

Nigel

AlanS's picture

On balance ...

I think this is more likey P. subrudecta, but I agree P. reddenda is possible. The situation is complicated by Parmotrema perlatum being mixed up with the the Punctelia.

(Takes note to have a loot at the scrub by Soulseat Loch next time I pass.)

Alan