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Observed: 16th September 2012 By: Beagle
Friends of Childwall Woods and FieldsMerseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Sandstone cutting
Foliose lichen

A pale green lichen forming a bloom over the rock-faces of the red sandstone cutting which is a disused roadway.Possibly L.soralifera. Additional close-up photo showing change in colouration might assist ID.


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Species interactions

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If I squint...

the first photo looks distinctly foliose in places.


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Cannot make out the detail here, a close, high definition photograph is needed. I agree with Nigel that there seems to be something foliose, maybe overgrown by a Lepraria.

I am afraid that there is nothing here that suggests a Lecanora to me.

Wrong habitat for Lecanora soralifera, which seems to be very light demanding.


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Foliose lichen

Thanks for the comments gentlemen, I shall continue to monitor this lichen and its growth and attempt to get the detailed HD photo. Regards