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A few lichens on this rock

Post by adampembs » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:51 pm

Growing on a Pembrokeshire coastal cliff
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Re: A few lichens on this rock

Post by JennyS » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:09 pm

Hi Adam - white one = Ochrolechia parella, yellow = Xanthoria parietina.
Details not clear enough on the brown one but its either Xanthoparmelia pulla, X. loxodes or Melanelixia fuliginosa
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Re: A few lichens on this rock

Post by adampembs » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:01 pm

Thanks Jenny, does this close-up help?
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Re: A few lichens on this rock

Post by Lancashire Lad » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:58 pm

What are the small pink blobs where the rock is cracked?

(They are vaguely myxo like, but I can't make out any detail).

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Post by adampembs » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:29 pm

Lancashire Lad wrote:What are the small pink blobs where the rock is cracked?

(They are vaguely myxo like, but I can't make out any detail).

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They're a plant, some kind of succulent, I suppose.
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Re: A few lichens on this rock

Post by Lancashire Lad » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:45 pm

adampembs wrote:They're a plant, some kind of succulent, I suppose.
Ah yes, I see it now.

I don't know why I couldn't see it before, and was thinking they were individual pink blobs, (a bit like dehiscing Arcyria denudata) but they are obviously red succulent "leaves" - probably of a Stonecrop - maybe Sedum anglicum.

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Re: A few lichens on this rock

Post by JennyS » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:49 am

Thanks for the extra image - probably Xanthoparmelia pulla and yes, Sedum anglicum for the succulent red leaves
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Re: A few lichens on this rock

Post by adampembs » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:28 am

Thanks :D
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