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Hypogymnia tubulosa ?

Observed: 10th January 2012 By: Tracey-Anne
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Looks 'fleshy'. Using hand lens can see that lobes are curled over and back.
Powdery masses of soredia on tips of some lobes.


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Thanks for your help with ID

Thanks for your help with ID

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The two common Hypogymnia species can be difficult to tell apart. However, the soralia at the tips seem reasonably capitate, and the lobes are very convex in cross section and minutely "rugulose" (normally flatter, smoother and shinier in H. physodes). On balance, I agree with th2688's original identification.