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Observed: 17th November 2011 By: miked
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Fungi and Lichens expert

Usnea? If I have missed off key character hopefully might be able to find it again to check.


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I agree that it's an Usnea, and possibly U. cornuta. My understanding is that the holdfast (base) needs to be examined for blackening and annular cracks, and chemical testing may be needed for certainty. I'll leave this one for the experts!

The other lichen is Parmelia sulcata (or the newly introduced P. encryptata, which looks identical).