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Lichen, Falls of Shin

Observed: 22nd October 2013 By: tmk_hunt
Shin Lichen
Description:

These red parts appeared on the ends of stalks on a lichen growing at the base of a pine tree. Are they a reproductive stage?

Identifications

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

  • Cladonia diversa
    Confidence: It might be this.
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    Likely ID
    Cladonia polydactyla
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

dejayM's picture

visitor

An excellent picture Tom.
Note that Alan Silverside has visited you!
http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/
More about Lichen reproduction here http://www.lichens.ie/biology-of-lichens/reproduction/
ðj