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'Rayburst' apothecia lichen

Observed: 26th March 2013 By: pf339
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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'Rayburst' apothecia lichen i
'Rayburst' apothecia lichen ii
Description:

Grey-green fruticose lichen growing on lower branch of deciduous tree. Apothecia have almost white discs and from their rims radiate spines. Small warts just visible on lichen branches (e.g. picture ii). Possibly Usnea florida.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

jhn7's picture

Tricky

See Alan's note http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/240364#comment-104050
I think this is a lovely lichen well photographed.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)