One of many lichens on an old garden chair. A Ramalina sp. maybe??
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Thanks for the species suggestion. That's the best view of that particular tuft I have, though I posted some other more obvious Usnea images separately.
Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.
E. esperantiana is a species that is more readily identified from photographs than most. It is a Cornish and Devonian speciality.
Thanks David; I guessed there might be some SW specials in amongst this lot. I was in the area to photograph seashore life and many of the seaweeds and rockpool creatures I found are unique to that warm SW corner.
At the moment of writing, you have a Jenny, a Nigel, a Graham and an Alan, but I think the observation is David-less?
Real reason for posting, a pedantic, technical point. 'Filamentous' is, in lichenology, a thallus growth-form, like the more commonly used crustose, foliose, fruticose, etc. Usnea is fruticose.
So I wouldn't have used "filamentous lichen" in a title, though I realise that you were using 'filamentous' in a non-jargon, plain English language context.
In any case, good to see a photograph of this very local species.
dunno where David came from... and yes, I was being purely descriptive... but thanks - Alan... - for the pointers on the correct terminology.
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