A crusty heathland lichen

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jimmymac2
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A crusty heathland lichen

Post by jimmymac2 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:35 pm

Found on a rock in a dry ditch in heathland.
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Always keep your eyes open... :shock:

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Re: A crusty heathland lichen

Post by JennyS » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:11 pm

Probably Baeomyces rufus, though Dibaeis baeomyces can appear very similar and to be 100% certain you need to test the KoH reaction: http://www.irishlichens.ie/pages-lichen/l-70.html
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Re: A crusty heathland lichen

Post by jimmymac2 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:23 am

Thanks Jenny,
I think the former is the most likely due to habitat, it was in a shaded spot and the heath wasn't too wet.
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Re: A crusty heathland lichen

Post by diggleken » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:06 pm

I tend to think B rufus is largely on rock whilst D baeomyces is on wet soil as a coloniser......

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