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Lichen OU field study

Observed: 7th January 2012 By: uiseag
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

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

    Likely ID
    Lecanora albella or L. chlarotera
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Useful lichen keys

Have you seen the draft keys iSpot is trying? There are three for lichens on trees. The Key Tab is on the iSpot home page.

There is also "A key to common lichens on trees in England" which can be found at http://www.keytonature.org.uk/

Good photos and descriptions of Lecanora albella, L. chlarotera and Lecanora carpinea can be seen at 


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Thanks for those links, I will definitely take a look!