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White lichen

Observed: 31st March 2012 By: hobo

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.


AlanS's picture


When I first looked at this I decided not to offer an identification as no information on substrate was provided. Was it on bark or rock? - critical information for Lecanora, which is a difficult enough genus as it is.

Since then, Nigel has added the name I would have used, and looking at the photo again it looks like there may be a branch scar - more likely to be on a tree than a rock, so I have added agreement.

But it really is important for posters of photographs to provide what information they can. In close up photography, the 'obvious' may not be at all obvious to others.


hobo's picture


This was on a tree. I'll try and include more details in future to assist and save time. Thank you for your help.