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White Lichen on Tree

Observed: 22nd January 2012 By: sp8937
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
3. Lecanora chlarotera
Description:

White lichen found on tree, with orange-centred, white-rimmed "jam tarts".

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Probably correct

You're probably correct with your suggested identification of Lecanora chlarotera but there are similar (though less frequent) species that are also found on trees.

Many lichens can be difficult to identify accurately from just a photograph, and even for the 'do-able' ones (that don't need chemical spot tests, microscopy etc), clear, close-up photographs showing relevant details are vital.