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Citraria nivalis-001

Observed: 23rd June 2012 By: Jonathan
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Citraria nivalis-001
Citraria nivalis
Description:
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Comments

synan's picture

Flavocetraria nivalis

Nice! This appears to have been moved to Flavocetraria. The brown species might be Cetraria islandica (Iceland moss - still in this genus, though Cetraria, not Citraria), but I haven't seen either and this is foreign soil.

Nigel

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Yes

Yes, the brown lichen is Cetraria islandica subsp. islandica, with the diagnostic laminar pseudocyphellae visible towards the right of the first photograph (at highest resolution).

Alan

Jonathan's picture

Tnanks, Alan. I have added

Tnanks, Alan. I have added the Cetraria islandica sp. as a tag.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

Jonathan's picture

Thanks. I'll leave the name

Thanks. I'll leave the name as is since this is what I was told it was by a botanist in Sweden.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

synan's picture

OK

Either way, but it's definitely Cetraria (not Citraria) in all my books.

Nigel

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Thanks. With the correct

Thanks. With the correct spelling, the dictionary found the new name so I have used that. Thanks for the help. I will pass it on.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)