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Xanthoria parietina

Observed: 13th February 2012 By: RefugeeRefugee’s reputation in Fungi and LichensRefugee’s reputation in Fungi and LichensRefugee’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Xanthoria parietina
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Description:

This is not on rock as you might think. the rock looks like it is from the margin of a coal seam. It is a coal/iron rich limestone sandwich. it is growing on the coal side of this as can be seen best in the first photo. The last photo shows a bit of the rock that was formed away from the coal. It was found on a footpath that runs through a slag heap that has been weathered for some years.
A slag garden being the closest we can get for habitat.

Identifications

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Orange Lichen (Xanthoria parietina) interacts