A group on my to do list! If anybody has any links to useful identification websites for British Lichens I'd very much like to hear.
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I'm not sufficiently knowledgeable to be certain of this identification, but it looks very like the one I found also growing on an oak back at the end of September last year.
Have a look at this excellent site where I always check my discoveries first: http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/Lecanora_chlarotera.html.
Thank you Ginny B.
Lecanora chlarotera does look and sound spot on but it also sounds like the identification can not be certain until examination under a microscope?
Also, many thanks for the link the site looks great!
All the best,
EDIT: Apologies for the date at the top of the page, not sure what I've done, quite impressive really if true as I wasn't born until August '93! lol :P
From what I have recently read here it does seem to be one of those trickier lichens to identify. I haven't got a microscope yet (although it is on my wish list) hence no offer of a more definite identification.
Two more sites I've found helpful are these: http://www.lichens.ie/ and http://www.britishlichens.co.uk/ especially when something I've found doesn't quite fit the first description and pictures.
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