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by Neil Sanderson
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Pseudevernia furfuracea?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Pseudevernia furfuracea?

Francesco

Yes definitely Pseudevernia furfuracea, the black underside is characteristic

Neil
by Neil Sanderson
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Cladonia sp
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: Cladonia sp

Francesco

Doing Cladonia species from photos is not easy but I will have a go. This looks most like Cladonia coniocraea, if it has no reaction to K. If it was K + yellow it would potentially be stunted Cladonia polydactyla.

Best wishes

Neil
by Neil Sanderson
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Evernia prunastri?
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Evernia prunastri?

Franceseco

Yes this looks fine for Evernia prunastri. The paler underside is a key feature lacking in the various look a likes

All the best

Neil
by Neil Sanderson
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Is this Cladonia portentosa?
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Is this Cladonia portentosa?

Yes, the fragmentation definitely works to propagate it. very strange "plant". Yes the lichen version of the concept of "plant" has a lot of flexibility that leads to some surprises, such as occasionally the fungi swapping out for different algae species and hence giving itself a...
by Neil Sanderson
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Is this Cladonia portentosa?
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Is this Cladonia portentosa?

Yes That is a live but dry lichen: they are elastic and bendy when wet but are very brittle and crushed easily when dry (I have no idea what the bio-mechanics behind this is are). Also definitely the Reindeermoss (AKA Riendeerlichen) Cladonia portentosa . The Reindeermosses are easy to spot as a gro...
by Neil Sanderson
Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Graphis inustuloides?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Graphis inustuloides?

Yes I find Graphis inustuloides not easy to spot or get right in the field. Some of my recent Hampshire finds were collected as Phaeographis smithii? Might be easier with familiarity but difficult to spot on the edge of its range.

Neil
by Neil Sanderson
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Graphis inustuloides?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Graphis inustuloides?

Juliet

This looks fine for Graphis inustuloides; nice record.

Neil
by Neil Sanderson
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Fellhanera christiansenii in England is actually Byssoloma llimonae
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Fellhanera christiansenii in England is actually Byssoloma llimonae

Since the last post on Byssoloma maderense I have hunted down fresh specimens from three more known sites for " Byssoloma leucoblepharum " in the New Forest and all also proved to be Byssoloma maderense . As a result it seems reasonable to assume that all the records of " Byssoloma le...
by Neil Sanderson
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lecanora variolascens?
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Lecanora variolascens?

I sent the pictures to Jiří Malíček, who agrees with the determination; so a nice new Lecanora for Britain. It seems, like the closely related Lecanora barkmaniana , it is often sterile, when it will be difficult to spot, basically a whiter version of Lecanora barkmaniana , in more acid and less enr...
by Neil Sanderson
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: A Lichenicolous Fungus on Cladonia zopfii
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Re: A Lichenicolous Fungus on Cladonia zopfii

An update I meant to put up ages ago but was too busy. Last December I found more Taeniolella cladinicola but this time parasitising Cladonia strepsilis in wetter humid heath. Cladonia strepsilis has not been recorded as a host before. Anyway I managed to get some pictures, where you can see the hyp...
by Neil Sanderson
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lecanora hybocarpa an overlooked lichen
Replies: 22
Views: 8304

Re: Lecanora hybocarpa an overlooked lichen

Jenny

Looks OK, with the course brown granules penetrating down into the hypothecium. It is common, so you should find it about

Neil
by Neil Sanderson
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lecanora variolascens?
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Lecanora variolascens?

I had another go today wiht the candidate Lecanora variolascens . Spent some time looking for spores and looking at the internals of the apothecia, finally finally found a couple spores: Thaline margin with large crystals, not soluble in K. Epihymenium reddish brown, paler in K, course brown granule...