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Lichen on cherry tree

Observed: 27th March 2013 By: ryjocl93ryjocl93’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

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Comments

ryjocl93's picture

Thank you, I assumed the

Thank you, I assumed the green thing was a lichen but happy to be proven wrong. It makes an interesting pattern on the bark

ryjocl93's picture

Thank you, I assumed the

Thank you, I assumed the green thing was a lichen but happy to be proven wrong. It makes an interesting pattern on the bark

mattprince1969's picture

I don't think you've been proven anything yet..

..the structure is too small to get a good look at it in this photo. Best to take a x10 or x20 hand lens to it and have a look yourself. If it is fairy beads its a tiny little gem of a liverwort, if not you'll get a better idea of the structure of whatever it really is.

Lichens tend not to be such small single strands, normally they are either a granular crust directly on the substrate (crustose), a patch that comes free at the edges (foliose) or a bushy bunch of stuff from a single attachment point (fruticose).

Sometimes however it is hard to tell what is what! Especially with damaged moss, lichen in or over moss, fungus on lichen, etc. etc. etc. all part of the fun !