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Fruiticose Lichen

Observed: 14th August 2012 By: David Mitchell
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Fruiticose Lichen
Fruiticose Lichen

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Hi David

The correct spelling is Evernia prunastri. If you revise the ID it will link in with other observations of this species, and will probably attract more agreement.


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But not fruticose

Evernia prunastri is actually foliose, but the lobes are long and narrow, standing away from the twigs, and so it can resemble fruticose species.

They have distinct upper and lower surfaces, whereas fruticose species have a single cortex ("skin") all round the branch.