Found in Wool churchyard - probably on church wall
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Look similar to Ochrolechia parella "Crabs-eye"
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No, if you compare the photos of the Caloplaca I've posted here with the photos of Ochrolechia parella at the link below you will see that they are very different:
I think I may of been looking at the surface your lichen is growing on.
Its not the surface of the stone that you can see below the orange apothecia (fruiting bodies) but the 'body' of the lichen, known as the thallus
Think I'll stick with Basidiomycota =)
Thanks Alan - it was the habitat descriptions as much as the photographs in Dobson that persuaded me to C. dalmatica as it was on the wall of a 400+ year old church in a neither upland or coastal location.
Yet another I should have collected a specimen from!
Your pictures are amazing - the EOL image is quite convincing.
A lichen ménage à trois - http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6297/337
Some say it's time to throw the textbook understanding of lichens out the window.
"Now there will be more chaos, more confusion in lichenology ,...."
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