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Golden Shield Lichen

Observed: 4th October 2011 By: igm54
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
igm54’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Grey-green and yellow Disc like form
Description:

Formed in a disc like shape this appears to be Golden Shield Lichen (Xanthoria parietina). It was about 7 foot up a tree facing the east catching the early morning sun. With over-lapping green and yellow wavy leaf-like lobes.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Orange Lichen (Xanthoria parietina) interacts

Comments

synan's picture

Out of focus...

... but given the yellow/grey colour, lobe size and apothecia I don't see what else it could be.

Nigel