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_MG_7433 black stuff

Observed: 13th March 2012 By: miked
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miked is knowledgeable about Other organisms
_MG_7433
Description:

nostoc or sometheing else as looks rather different to normal nostoc

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

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Comments

synan's picture

Jelly lichen?

Possibly Collema or Leptogium - cyanolichens that have Nostoc as their photobiont and share its gelatinous appearance when wet.

One to try in Fungi & Lichens?

Nigel

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Does indeed look rather like

Does indeed look rather like representatives from both of these genera. collema coccophorum is one such, someone suggested a common name for this as soil tar which is quite appropriate for this particular site as it used to be a tar works (its an old industrial area).