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Pertusaria corallina (rare fertile state)

Observed: 5th 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
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Description:

Two large thalli (photo 1) delimited by a ±horizontal boundary (2). Isidia and apothecia appear together on part of the upper thallus (3), but development of isidia appears to have been suppressed in another part (4). Isidia are poorly developed on the lower thallus, which has fewer but larger fertile warts (5). Found on a schistose boulder by an upland stream (6).

Identifications

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Comments

miked's picture

Remarkable, massive lichen.

Remarkable, massive lichen. Is that on top of Ben Lawers? Have slogged up there a couple of times but am sure knees won't allow it now.

synan's picture

Nearby

It was on the descent from nearby Meall nan Tarmachan. I managed a few climbs of Ben Lawers in 2013 including a route up Cat Gully and over An Stuc which was great for lichens but a bit too hairy for me!

Nigel