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Caloplaca teicholyta?

Observed: 22nd September 2011 By: gardenergardener is knowledgeable about Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Caloplaca teicholyta?
Caloplaca teicholyta infected by  Diplotomma murorum?
Description:

On standing stones in the Cotswolds/Chilterns area.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Yes, ... probably

Hi Jenny,

I don't know Caloplaca teicholyta very well either, but I think it's right. To those in the south east it is locally a common fungus, but like you I live well outside its tightly defined geographical range and I don't know its habits yet.

I am not sure it is parasitised, but I see what you mean; it does look unhealthy. However, I don't think Diplotomma murorum is involved.

Alan

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Thank you Alan.

Thank you Alan.
I kicked myself for lack of K/C to test it with but I was out for the day with my daughter and lichen bimbling had been banned!