Think this is a lichen can you ID please

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Think this is a lichen can you ID please

Post by NellyDee » Fri May 04, 2018 10:58 am

This was in woodland in the Peak District. sorry only this photo taken by a friend
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Re: Think this is a lichen can you ID please

Post by Lancashire Lad » Fri May 04, 2018 11:35 am

Hi Nelly,

I'm not aware of any lichens that look like this, but I think it could be something like a large patch of dried up Calocera cornea - (Small Stagshorn).

Normally bright yellow, and I haven't seen it looking quite as dense as here, but it does go this sort of orangey-brown when it dries up.
If you do an image search for "dried up Calocera cornea", you will find a few images amongst the results that show the similarities.

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Re: Think this is a lichen can you ID please

Post by NellyDee » Fri May 04, 2018 1:10 pm

Thank you Mike - such a quick reply - grateful for the info

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