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Lichen (6)

Observed: 15th April 2012 By: andrewhodgsonandrewhodgson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensandrewhodgson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensandrewhodgson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
lichen (6)
lichen (7)
Description:
Identifications

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Comments

synan's picture

Colour

It looks a bit like Hypogymnia physodes, with its shiny inflated lobes and black pycnidia, but the wrong colour. Perhaps dead or dying H. physodes?

Edit: Thanks Jenny. I was toying with Xanthoparmelia, but don't know it anywhere near well enough.

Nigel

AlanS's picture

Probably X. pulla

It's probably safest to stick with Jenny's identification to genus, as individual species in this group show a lot of morphological overlap and are best confirmed with chemistry.

However I don't see any isidia - normally abundant on X. verruculifera, at least in my own experience. It looks like X. pulla to me.

Alan