Brown lichen

Brown lichen

Observation - Brown lichen - UK and Ireland. Description: Growing on the lightest side of the trunk of a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), a brown foliose lichen, which I think may be Melanelixia subaurifea. Measured across the widest part this is approximately 3cm*. The blue-white powdery covering on the bark I be

Growing on the lightest side of the trunk of a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), a brown foliose lichen, which I think may be Melanelixia subaurifea. Measured across the widest part this is approximately 3cm*. The blue-white powdery covering on the bark I believe is Lepraria incana.

* I have just seen and edited my mistake - it is 3 cm across and not 3mm. Sorry!