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Xanthoria periatina

Observed: 19th May 2010 By: Peter Orchard
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
Peter Orchard’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Yellow foliose lichen on our roof

Identifications

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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If you check the links below

If you check the links below you'll see photos and details of both X. calcicola and X. parientina for comparison:

Xanthoria calcicola:
http://www.irishlichens.ie/pages-lichen/l-261.html

Xanthoria parientina:
http://www.irishlichens.ie/pages-lichen/l-11.html

The similar one you saw on the apple tree probably is X. parientina as X. calcicola isn't found on trees