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Lichen on tree bark

Observed: 19th May 2012 By: jip4
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Lichen on tree bark

This lichen was abundant on smooth barked trees, possibly lime tree.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Physcia interacts


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Very young thalli, so not easy. The largest grey thallus is Physcia. The cilia (hair-like structures) distinguish it from Hypogymnia. The two smaller thalli might be Hypogymnia, but I think they are more likely to be Physcia too. However, if they are Hypogymnia, I don't think it's visually possible to arrive at a species... but I might be wrong. I usually ignore young material.