Black lichen above high tide mark

Black lichen above high tide mark

Observation - Black lichen above high tide mark - UK and Ireland. Description: Black, branched, fruticose lichen growing in patches on sandstone rocks above the high water mark. [Fingernail comparison in picture (i) shows small size.] Some branches with dark brown globular ends. Possibly Lichina confinis.

Black, branched, fruticose lichen growing in patches on sandstone rocks above the high water mark. [Fingernail comparison in picture (i) shows small size.] Some branches with dark brown globular ends. Possibly Lichina confinis.