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Grey-green foliose lichen

Observed: 22nd April 2011 By: jeltjejeltje’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
lichen covered branch
Description:

Grey-green foliose lichen on tree branch.Rounded lobes smooth but become wrinkled when old.No conspicious big apothecia seen as occurs in Xanthoria parietina. Only tiny white spheres visible (could these be granular soredia arising from pustules?)

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Greenshield lichen (Flavoparmelia caperata) interacts

Comments

synan's picture

The tiny spheres...

appear to be apothecia in early development. Apothecia are rare in this species.

Nigel

jeltje's picture

Thanks for the info Nigel.I

Thanks for the info Nigel.I looked at so many pics of similar looking lichen and was just getting more and more confused.Very interesting topic though!