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Parmelia lichen on garden seat

Observed: 24th January 2009 By: orchid_borchid_b’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Forms large patches on a garden seat. Colour is pale apple-green.


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Name change

The reference book you're using is a bit out of date - your ID is correct but its now known as Flavoparmelia caperata

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Ah, so that's why I couldn't find it on EOL! Ispot is out of date too in that case at it allowed me to put it in as Parmelia.

So another pointer to it being yellow, which mine just isn't!

Thanks Jenny. I will probably try Ispot with a few more lichens soon.

Jamie from Briantspuddle

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Didn't notice ...

these comments when I posted my ID.

iSpot quite rightly doesn't dictate any particular taxonomy/ nomenclature, and frankly I would refuse to provide IDs if they tried. Nor is it possible for them constantly to keep up to date with whatever, rightly or wrongly, is the prevailing consensus.

However, if after entering Parmelia caperata, someone then clicks 'Get Recommended', it would bring up Flavoparmelia caperata as the recommended name. (Or, in this case, convert P. soredians to F. soredians.) So iSpot is not out of date.


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Thanks. I'll head down to the

Thanks. I'll head down to the chemist.

Jamie from Briantspuddle