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Xanthoria parietina

Observed: 3rd December 2012 By: Urban NatureUrban Nature’s reputation in Fungi and LichensUrban Nature’s reputation in Fungi and LichensUrban Nature’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Not 100% if my suggestion is correct as seems a tad different to the usual X.parietina I come across, so hope someone can help, thanks. Found on a headstone.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Species with which Xanthoria parietina interacts

Comments

synan's picture

Unusual

The margins of the apothecia are more crenulate than usual for X. parietina, but I don't see what else it can be. The few lobes that are visible amidst this frenzy of fertility don't match X. polycarpa.

Nigel

AlanS's picture

Or maybe ..

X. calcicola? Difficult to tell and it's very wet.

Alan

synan's picture

Never thought of that...

probably because I haven't seen it often, and never fertile, but I see Jenny's photos of X. calcicola have similar apothecia.

Nigel

Chalkie's picture

useful

Good to see a close-up of a 'frenzy of fertility'. Great phrase. :)

AlanS's picture

LOL