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Lichens

Observed: 19th November 2012 By: bobthebirderbobthebirder’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensbobthebirder’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensbobthebirder’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Description:
Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

synan's picture

The green, ruffled basal

The green, ruffled basal squamules and podetia that dominate here look to me like Cladonia chlorophaea s. lat. The bluish lobes are a Parmelia (sulcata or saxatilis). There are other lichens here, including one or more crustose spp. on the sides, but a closer look, chemical testing and/or microscopy might be needed to name them all.

Nigel

bobthebirder's picture

lichens

So, how many species in total do you reckon?

Bob Ford

synan's picture

Three...

that are obviously different species visible in the photo. Close examination with a hand lens might double that.

Nigel