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Unknown lichen

Observed: 1st January 2013 By: StephenStephen’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:
Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

AlanS's picture

On balance ...

This looks to me more like poorly developed Hypogymnia tubulosa. Terminal soredia are tending to be capitate, and thallus lobes are rather narrow, with a convex, matt surface.

Or possibly the whole thallus is being attached by something - it does not look healthy.

Alan

synan's picture

I did wonder if...

H. tubulosa (foreground) and H. physodes (background) might both be present.

I have looked at quite a lot of H. tubulosa in the past month, especially in stressed and/or necrotic states, most of which make this one look quite well, and agree with Alan that the species in the foreground, at least, is H. tubulosa.

Nigel