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IMG_139109TH JANUARY 2013

Observed: 5th January 2013 By: DSLRDSLR’s reputation in Fungi and LichensDSLR’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
IMG_139109TH JANUARY 2013
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Identifications

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    Likely ID
    a lichen (Peltigera sp.)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 4 People
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Species interactions

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Comments

AlanS's picture

Maybe P. rufescens

The orange-brown apothecia are held erect, initially almost tubular, and the thallus lobes they project from are also tubular and pubescent. This fits P. rufescens, but I cannot entirely rule out related species.
The apothecia of P. rufescens open out and become recurved-spathulate at maturity (i.e. somewhat spoon-shaped).