BRITISH LICHENS WITH AND WITHOUT AN ID
BRITISH LICHENS WITH AND WITHOUT AN ID - UK and Ireland : ____________________________________________________________ Can you help to find identifications.
Can you help to find identifications. Calling all you experts and those folk who have some knowledge of Lichens, please help, come on, you know you want to.
More agreements with, "likely ID's",* would help in inspiring those aspiring Lichen recorders to use iSpot as there field guide to this very interesting group within the Fungi - Lichen community.
Common groupings of lichen thallus growth forms are:
- Fruticose – growing up like a tuft or multiply branched leafless mini-shrub, or hanging down in strands or tassles, 3-dimensional with a nearly round cross section for its branching parts (terete)
- Foliose – growing in 2-dimensional, flat, leaf-like lobes that lift up from the surface
- Crustose – crust-like, adhering tightly to a surface (substrate) like a thick coat of paint
- Leprose – powdery
- Gelatinous – jelly like
- Filamentous – stringy or like matted hair
- Byssoid – whispy, like teased wool
- The British Lichen Society Glossary
- Lichens Science - A colour key flow chart leading to families
- Wikipedia Lichens
- Images of British Lichens