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Tufty green lichen on hawthorn

Observed: 24th March 2012 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in Fungi and LichensNick Upton’s reputation in Fungi and LichensNick Upton’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
ramalina clump
Ramalina
Evernia
Ramalina6951
Description:

Many green tufty clumps on Hawthorn branches.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

Nick Upton's picture

Lichens

Many thanks for the IDs. I'd naively assumed it was all one species (having never tried to ID lichens before...), but the first looks more like Fallow deer antlers, the second is more filamentous. Closer crops now attached in case they help confirm.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

synan's picture

Same verdict

Pics 1 & 3 are certainly Evernia prunastri. Pics 2 & 4 have the jizz of Ramalina farinacea, and I think they are this, but I can't rule out E. prunastri with certainty.

Nigel

AlanS's picture

I agree

Pics 2 and 4 have clearly delimited, discoid soralia, which supports their being Ramalina farinacea.

Nick Upton's picture

Tufty lichens

Many thanks for your very helpful input on this.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

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Lichens

Many thanks Alan - very helpful to have this expert confirmation. I've taken more lichen photos since (they're so photogenic and they grow well in unpolluted rural Wiltshire!), so must post them when I have a chance.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.