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Lichen on poplar

Observed: 12th December 2011 By: carol21
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

green crustose lichen on trunk of lombardy poplar tree

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

synan's picture

Stumped

No idea. Scoliosporum chlorococcum is a new one to me!

Nigel

AlanS's picture

Not uncommon but ...

Scoliosporum chlorococcum is a widespread but easily overlooked, green crustose species on twigs. Until one sees the blackish apothecia it can look just like a green alga.

I was thinking only this morning that it was time I put it up on my website - both it and Hyperphyscia are in the queue - but with a lot of others!

Alan

synan's picture

Thanks

Many thanks for the info - and the continuing website updates, which are immensely useful.

Now all I need is the time to get out and look for some of these species.

Nigel