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Unidentified lichens

Observed: 23rd June 2012 By: Ginny B
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Unidentified lichens
Description:

Found on the coast but well up on the shore with a path and a patch of grassland between it and the stoney beach.
The larger lichen patch in the right half of the photo is 5mm x 7mm. Very dark grey appearing black from a distance. Only visible with a magnifier are pinprick, whitish apothecia
Bottom left of the picture are three black and slightly thicker looking lichens with, once again pinprick apothecia, that are more yellow but not a bright yellow.
I have to admit I don't know where to start with a name as I've found nothing like them illustrated.

Identifications

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

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    Likely ID
    Buellia sp.
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Thank you again.

Thank you for your help, once again.

There are two areas on either side of the grassy path at this part of coastline and both are covered in large stones and, just like this one, almost all spotted apparently with black measels! My son was considering bringing me north his microscope on his next visit so maybe I can get a closer look at them then.

Ginny