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Lichen, Falls of Shin

Observed: 22nd October 2013 By: tmk_hunt
Shin Lichen

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?


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

No interactions present.


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An excellent picture Tom.
Note that Alan Silverside has visited you!
More about Lichen reproduction here