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Tree3

Observed: 16th January 2012 By: kharga
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
Tree3
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) interacts

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The orange on the bark may be Trentepohlia

Jenny's Irish Lichen site says  "Trentepohlia are a genus of green, filamentous algae, their orange colour caused by the presence of large quantities of carotenoids. 

They form associations with fungal hyphae and are a widespread photobiont in lichens. Also occur independently on damp rocks, mortar and trees. "

Alan's site has more info and pictures
http://bioref.lastdragon.org/Chlorophyta/Trentepohlia.html

Jo