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A few lichens on this rock

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:51 pm
by adampembs
Growing on a Pembrokeshire coastal cliff

Re: A few lichens on this rock

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:09 pm
by JennyS
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

Re: A few lichens on this rock

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:01 pm
by adampembs
Thanks Jenny, does this close-up help?

Re: A few lichens on this rock

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:58 pm
by Lancashire Lad
What are the small pink blobs where the rock is cracked?

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

Regards,
Mike.

Re: A few lichens on this rock

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:29 pm
by adampembs
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).

Regards,
Mike.
They're a plant, some kind of succulent, I suppose.

Re: A few lichens on this rock

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:45 pm
by Lancashire Lad
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.

Regards,
Mike.

Re: A few lichens on this rock

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:49 am
by JennyS
Thanks for the extra image - probably Xanthoparmelia pulla and yes, Sedum anglicum for the succulent red leaves

Re: A few lichens on this rock

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:28 am
by adampembs
Thanks :D