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Caloplaca holocarpa

Observed: 23rd January 2012 By: Herbie_Hedgehog
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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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.

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The rusty red apothecia could suggest Caloplaca crenularia. You might want to have a look at the photos and description of this species on Alan's site http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/

Lichen id is often helped by having a note of the substrate. For rock habitats whether it is calcareous or siliceous, and for trees, the species of tree if possible.


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thanks for that suggestion.

thanks for that suggestion. The substrate is basalt.
When my back is better I will be able to get down close for a much clearer photo which will help!.