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Crustose lichen, algae or fungi?

Observed: 7th December 2011 By: th4957
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

seen on various substrates including dry stone walls (pic658) & mature larch trees (pic702)

Identifications

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    Likely ID
    an alga (Trentepohlia sp.)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
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    • AlanS
      Botanical Society of Britain and IrelandBritish Lichen SocietyScottish Fungi
      Fungi and Lichens expert
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

th4957's picture

just added another pic - hope

just added another pic - hope this helps clarify! tim

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I don't think there is really

I don't think there is really any doubt about the genus - if AlanS agrees with it, you are on pretty safe ground.

M.

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