Seen on fence post.
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I don't think this is identifiable.
It doesn't look like a Candelariella to me. (Which, by the way, are crustose, not leprose.)
Thanks for the clarification Alan. Is there a yellow leprose one I'm thinking of instead? Or, is it that my understanding of the definition of leprose is wrong?
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber
I would describe a leprose lichen is one that consists of a layer of granules, loosely held in a matrix of fungal hyphae, but with no organised fungal layer - yellow examples would include Chrysothrix, and those species of Caloplaca formerly placed in a separate genus, Leproplaca. However, there is every gradation from purely granular to a well organised crust.
But is what is visible in the photograph leprose? I am not sure it is. There might be some out of focus lobes there. I wouldn't rule out it being a Xanthoria of some sort. But as we cannot see any detail, I don't think it is possible to tell.
Ah, thanks Alan, very helpful. I think I might have been thinking of Caloplaca citrina.
I agree, insufficient detail really. Hachidori, any chance you've got a clearer shot?
Unfortunatley I was being 'artistic' and thought a shallow depth of field would look pretty. Going to the site tomorrow, so will take a 'proper' photo then! ;-)
Lat/Lng: 52.5976, -1.956
OS grid ref: SP030999
Post-industrial broadleaved woodland and pools, surrounded by farmland.