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Jonathan - Lichen (possibly Peltigera neopolydactyla or P. hymenina) - 17 August 2008 - 3:00pm

Observed: 17th August 2008 By: Jonathan
iSpot team
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Description:

Lichen
Looks the species called Peltigera neopolydactyla or P hymenina on this website
http://www.nature-diary.co.uk/2005-01-23.htm

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Species interactions

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Comments

miked's picture

Very strange perhaps

Very strange perhaps apothecia of Peltigera

Martin Harvey's picture

editing

Mike's comment also looks a bit odd now that Jonathan has edited the observation text.

Martin Harvey
Biodiversity Observatory

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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website

That nature notes website is curiously anonymous isn't it?

Martin Harvey
Biodiversity Observatory

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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Lichens

This picture of a Peltigera with its upright fruiting lobes with chestnut brown fruiting bodies and finely white-haired lobes is almost certainly Peltigera didactyla. Another distinctive feature is the almost tooth-like margins of the brown fruits.

Patlichen

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Thanks, Pat. I had forgotten

Thanks, Pat. I had forgotten about this observation that I made a year ago. Glad you were able to find it and give me a determination. I shall revise the ID accordingly.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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Hi Martin, That 'nature

Hi Martin,
That 'nature notes' website is by a guy called Carl Farmer,
the full title is 'Nature notes from Skye'.

He's also got an excellent website on the Isle of Skye flora, lovely photo's and good species details, link below:
http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/

Jenny