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Physcia caesia?

Observed: 26th January 2013 By: Urban NatureUrban Nature’s reputation in Fungi and LichensUrban Nature’s reputation in Fungi and LichensUrban Nature’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Far from certain if my suggestion is correct so any suggestions will be great, thanks. Found on wooden fence.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

Urban Nature's picture

Thanks Nigel.I have looked

Thanks Nigel.

I have looked at my other upload (second on the carousel above) which you kindly identified as H.physodes and I would have never of thought they were the same species - think I better just give up!

synan's picture

Yes, it does look a lot different...

but then H. physodes is wonderfully variable. The marginal lobes give it away here, but the centre of the thallus is a confusing mess of warty lobules and the blackened cortex doesn't help (I have seen similarly but more extremely blackened H. tubulosa - presumably a sign of exposure, stress or general ill health).

You'll struggle to give up: lichens are addictive.

Nigel