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Lichen on stone wall

Observed: 30th November 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Lichen on stone wall
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Description:

Have not done an id as not sure please see comments.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

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Camera and microscope

The first two were taken with my camera the next two with veho microscope x4o and last x400.

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Microscope

Many thanks for posting these. All the shots are good and show details that I struggle to capture (eg the rhizines). I think I'll have to reprioritise my Christmas list!

Wow. Lots going on here. I think the lichen is Parmelia sulcata, but I have recently confused that with Punctelia species, so I'm not submitting an ID either. The gelatinous brown blob is intriguing, as are the pink bits, which I presume are a parasitic fungus - maybe Marchandiomyces corallinus. This lichen is being assaulted from all sides, and looks quite ill in places.

Edit: just seen Alan's ID. At least I got pink bits right!

I've added this to my favourites.

Nigel

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Alan

Sorry should have explained I was putting a sample on to show Nigel how good the shots could be with my microscope the wall was covered in lot's of types and the blob tuned out as a big white blob.Thank you for taking the time to sort this out I do appreciate it and would in future only submit one lichen at a time.I have added one more photo to show the lichen on the stone and what the jelly stuff turned into.

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Jelly

That's some impressive gunk. I have never seen anything like it, except in the sci-fi film The Blob.