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Observed: 17th November 2012 By: pen-y-bont_mikepen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenspen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

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synan's picture

Two species

You should really split this observation. You have a Ramalina sp. (R. subfarinacea?) in the first photo and Evernia prunastri in the second.


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Thanks very much. I've deleted the 2nd and will post a new obsevation in the next few days.

I've made a few mistakes in my observations to-day but in my defence I was using a new lens and having to concentrate so hard on that I obviously wasn't aware of what I was photographing. I'm sure these 2 were on the same tree?!

synan's picture

No doubt they were

Ramalina farinacea and Evernia prunastri can often be seen together on the same tree.


Thistle's picture

NOT usnea

Looking again it's obviously not usnea and has the typical strap-like form of a Ramalina. I've agreed with synangium. Is there any way I can remove my incorrect ID?

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iSpot won't let users delete a revision or correct typos in the notes attached to one - sometimes frustrating, but I guess it's all part of the audit trail showing how an ID has been arrived at.