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Ophioparma ventosa

Observed: 4th August 2013 By: synansynan is knowledgeable about Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Ophioparma ventosa (10)
Ophioparma ventosa (9)
Description:

Both chemical races together: without usnic acid (white-grey thalli) and with usnic acid (yellow-green), each thallus vying for space on the rock, both forms overgrowing the other, and the white one overgrowing itself.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

dejayM's picture

remarking

A shame to see this unremarked!
What great photos and what a good summary, You two should never have this little world to yourselves, so I must get down to it more frequently.
I have agreed - not based on experience but the two good sites, this is the lesser http://www.stridvall.se/lichens/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=Oph... ha!
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AlanS's picture

Site

Yes, Leif Stridvall's site is excellent and very useful.

Ophioparma ventosa does lend itself to good photographs. You should find it quite common on moorland rocks in Orkney.

Alan