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Lichen wars

Observed: 22nd March 2009 By: orchid_borchid_b’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Three species of lichen 'fighting' for space. Pic shows the black border on the frontier between each one and there are clear differences in the fruiting bodies.
If anyone can help with the i/d of any of these it would be good, but I put the pic up just to show the principle. I am not sure what the black lines actually are - chemical barriers I would guess.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


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lecanora chalotera

Thanks. I'll check that out.

Jamie from Briantspuddle

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Thnaks Alan. I didn't know

Thnaks Alan. I didn't know lichens could look unwell! I took the photo mainly to show the border response between the different lichens.

Jamie from Briantspuddle