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White lichen on wood

Observed: 10th October 2012 By: lcf76
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
lcf76’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:
Identifications

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  • Crustose lichen
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

AlanS's picture

Resupinate fungus?

I am afraid that a clear photograph is needed before anything reliable can be said about this. I am not convinced it is a lichen.

There seems to be some red bruising, which might suggest the fungus Physisporinus sanguinolentus (= Rigidoporus sanguinolentus), which is quite common on damp wood, but in that case the surface would have consisted of pores.

Alan