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Purplish crustose lichen

Observed: 4th April 2013 By: pf339
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Purplish crustose lichen i
Purplish crustose lichen ii
Description:

Purplish crustose lichen growing on coarse, siliceous sandstone (Millstone Grit) block in stone wall. Areolate thallus with black immersed apothecia. Possibly Rhizocarpon richardii.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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