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Crustose lichens

Observed: 9th August 2012 By: suzanna
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
User comments

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

  • Crustose lichens
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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Crustose lichens

Your photo shows several crustose lichens. Lichen photography is generally agreed to be a challenge, and identification to species often requires more information than a photo alone can provide. However, as one of the stated aims of this website is to help people to improve their skills, I hope my comments will be useful, and that you will post more photos.

Habitat is often a useful for lichen identification; for example, is it growing on a rock, a tree trunk, tree branch, or on the soil?

If you look at Jenny's Irish Lichens site you will see, on the home page, examples of the other growth forms. Jenny's and Alan's sites
are both recommended in the iSpot , and provide reliable information against which to check IDs. They also contain useful textual info on lichens.


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Thank you that's really

Thank you that's really helpful