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Lichen on ash

Observed: 11th December 2011 By: carol21
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

pale grey foliose lichen on trunk of ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior)on bank of river

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

carol21's picture

Physcia

Thank you - would it be likely to be tenella having less rounded ends to lobes?

synan's picture

Probably

I think you may well be right. P. adscendens does have helmet-like lobe ends, and this specimen doesn't seem to. You could post P. tenella as an ID and see if an expert drops by to confirm it.

Nigel