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No 3 of three crustose lichens

Observed: 9th July 2012 By: Ginny B
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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No 3 of three crustose lichens

No 3 of the three crustose lichens in this photo is in the middle and is a white crustose lichen 10mm x 23mm, that has a slightly rough surface towards the centre of the thallus with olive green apothecia that appear frosted; the nearest I can find to this one is Lecanora carpinea.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


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I have agreed, but ...

I have agreed this is most likely Lecanora carpinea, but unless you have checked that the apothecia react yellow with bleach, you cannot rule out L. albella.

L. carpinea is evidently much the more common in the north, but L. albella may well be under-recorded.


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Chemical test

Oops, I forgot to write that bit - sorry! Yes I did do a test with bleach and it did react yellow.

Thank you, Alan.