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Lichen (12)

Observed: 27th June 2009 By: andrewhodgsonandrewhodgson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensandrewhodgson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensandrewhodgson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
lichen (12)
Description:
Identifications

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

Species interactions

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Comments

synan's picture

Parmelia

Thanks, Alan, for the explanation. I thought I knew the 2 species well, but I'll have to revisit them. Always learning from my mistakes!

Nigel

AlanS's picture

not so easy

It's difficult to tie down definite characters, but in my area I am increasingly thinking I have at least two, maybe three different "Parmelia saxatilis" taxa, as well as P. ernstiae which is uncertainly distinguishable. One of these might be the recently recognised western European P. serrana. Hence my interest in the current DNA study.

With this variation, it means that Parmelia identification is always tricky!

Alan

andrewhodgson's picture

Thank you

Hi Alan,

Many thanks for all the lichen identifications - I really appreciate your time, and the excellent notes added, which are always great to learn from.

Andrew