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Xanthoria, Thames Path - 2012

Observed: 21st December 2012 By: marlandza
Botanical Society of South Africa
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2476a Xanthoria TP-rmf 2012-12-21 (C)
2477 Xanthoria TP-rmf 2012-12-21 (C)
2483 Xanthoria TP-rmf 2012-12-21 (C)
2478a Xanthoria TP-rmf 2012-12-21 (C)
Description:

Growing on painted wood at the edge of The Thames

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

JoC's picture

Xanthoria

I hesitate to comment on X. aureola as I got confused here in 2012.
However, both Alan's Website & Jenny's website mention the confusion with the name of this lichen, for X. aureola is now applied to a lichen whose habitat is coastal rocks and inland limestone at high altitude.
There are Xanthoria species with narrow lobes growing on 'wood' as does Candelaria concolor, but the latter does not test crimson-red with KOH. Perhaps Nigel, Alan or Jenny or someone else will come to our aid.
Jo

Jo

marlandza's picture

Thanks Jo

I mistakenly thought that Xanthoria would be so easy to identify - getting to grips with them has become quite a challenge.

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