Growing on the top of a low wall, in an area of high motor traffic
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Patrik Frödén sent us (iSpot ZA)
this link to their paper, on Teloschistaceae, which you may find interesting - he's started looking at some of my Caloplaca and has also promised to look further at the "very different" lichen I'd been watching at Stofbergsfontein.
If this doesn't work let me know and I'll email it to you.
A lichen ménage à trois - http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6297/337
Some say it's time to throw the textbook understanding of lichens out the window.
"Now there will be more chaos, more confusion in lichenology ,...."
Yes, I have seen this (it was mentioned in a recent BLS Bulletin). It's a major taxanomic upheaval and will take some getting used to! I am happy that Froden is continuing to take an interest. If your discovery turns out to be a new species, you must let me know.
through the pages - and wondering if I'd be "upsetting the apple cart" by trying to add new names to some of the old finds - Saw a lovely picture of yours today http://www.ispotnature.org/node/268558
New name Polycauliona verruculifera.
Think I'll see if the system accepts the new name - hope you don't mind.
Maybe not accepted here: I see BLS rejects the name http://www.britishlichensociety.org.uk/resources/lichen-taxon-database/t...
Lat/Lng: 51.489793, -0.132162
OS grid ref: TQ297784
Not far up thr road from the River.