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Lichen

Observed: 15th January 2012 By: hilaryphilaryp’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenshilaryp’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:
Identifications

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

AlanS's picture

Unusual colour

It is very pale, almost ghostly, and has numerous black spots that might be part of the lichen (pycnidia) but which might well be a parasitic fungus of some sort. Fungal parasites on lichens are a study on their own, and still being worked out.

Alan

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assisting Identification.

Thank you for your comments.
HP.

hilaryp