a fruticose(?) lichen on a crabapple tree as it appears to be attached only by one central 'foot'
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This lichen appears fruticose (it has aerial branches), but its growth form is classed as foliose.
Thank you - I have two id brochures with this on, one gives it as fruticose, one as foliose looking like fruticose as you say. Presumably the one identifying it as foliose is more up to date.
Yes - the deciding factor is that E. prunastri has different upper and lower surfaces (grey-green above and white below). If it had one continuous surface, it would classed as fruticose.
It's an arbitrary classification system anyway, but one we seem to be stuck with.
Lat/Lng: 51.6151, -1.1129
OS grid ref: SU615910