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Sandy-yellow crustose lichen on rock

Observed: 2nd June 2013 By: sjlwsjlw’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenssjlw’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Sandy-yellow crustose lichen on rock

Crustose lichen with main thallus segmented, sandy-yellow colour with a few black fruiting bodies with lumpy tops.
Have now added another photograph with a closer view


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    Likely ID
    Porpidia melanodes
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Might be ...

Might be Porpidia melanodes, same as your previous (or next) observation, but I am not giving a formal ID. Same comments, we need a crisp, really close photograph that might reveal small soralia. Can't tell what the black things are, probably not fruiting bodies of the lichen itself.


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Sandy-yellow crustose lichen on rock

Thank you for your comments. I have added another photo with a closer view. I think there are signs of the soralia,

What do you think now?

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