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Cup lichen

Observed: 2nd December 2011 By: babu1
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Cup lichen
Description:

Greeny grey fruiting cups. Pink edges on some.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Lecanora?

Not sure what this is but it's a crustose lichen (possibly a Leconara), not a Cladonia. I think you might be confusing the neat, round apothecia here for the leafy, more irregular squamules of C. pocillum, and I have to admit that they don't look too dissimilar!

Edit: the pink bits are interesting.

Nigel