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Lichen 2d

Observed: 20th July 2012 By: pf339
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Lichen 2d
Description:

Black powdery thallus growing on aluminium hand rail on footbridge over dual carriageway. Back leceidine apothecia. Possibly Scoliciosporum umbrinum.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

AlanS's picture

Probably

I think you are right about this, but I confess I have not yet checked my own collections of this microscopically, to be sure my own concept is right. Consequently, I am reluctant to comment on others' photographs of it - the downside (in this case!) of my 'expert' badge is that I may trump other, better suggestons.

The spores should be twisted and multiseptate.

Alan

pf339's picture

Identification

Many thanks for help and information. It's encouraging to find out that the thinking may well be along the right lines (and helpful, of course, to find out when the thinking is definitely not along the right lines).
Many thanks
Phil