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Observed: 18th April 2012 By: cmp379
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
Lichens on apple tree

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

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

  • Fruticose lichen
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


synan's picture

You are right

There is a mixture of Ramalina (seemingly R. farinacea) and Usnea species here, both fruticose, as well as the foliose spp. you mention and some less obvious crustose spp.


cmp379's picture

Thank you Nigel!!

Thank you Nigel. I haven't come across the names Ramalina farinacea and Usnea being a very new learner but I'm off to look them up now and thank you for the extra knowledge. It's also a lovely apple tree isn't it!!!

Sharon Bennett's picture

Nice Picture

Lovely picture Chris. I can see all three types of lichen. Pretty new to this myself, but they are fascinating.

Sharon B