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Foliose lichen

Observed: 30th May 2012 By: Acai_
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Foliose lichen growing on a tree branch.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

kb8696's picture

Substrate

What species of tree is that?

AlanS's picture

Tree?

I think that what the lichen is on is a fallen branch of something.

What the leaves are is an interesting question. When I named the lichen I assumed the leaves were Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica). However, looking at it again, it might be a hybrid, "Conolly's Knotweed", Fallopia x bohemica. The leaves look a little long for F. japonica. But it is difficult to tell from the photograph.

Alan