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Orange lichen

Observed: 21st November 2011 By: bobthebirderbobthebirder’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensbobthebirder’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensbobthebirder’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

A thick covering of soft, slightly spongy bright orange lichen (or moss?) growing on the surface of old red clay bricks on the north-facing side of a railway viaduct.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

synan's picture

Trentepohlia...

... is an alga (not a lichen) and it's yellow, but I really should have said green alga (Chlorophyta) that appears yellow.

Nigel

bobthebirder's picture

yellow alga

This one is most definitely bright orange, and very thickly encrusting.

Bob Ford

synan's picture

Colour

Apparently it can be orange, verging on red-brown, and can form dense cushions. I am almost certain it is Trentepohlia.

Nigel

bobthebirder's picture

algae

OK thanks. It really didn't look that much like a lichen, but I didn't think of an algae.

Bob Ford