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by davidgenney
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Dipping my toe into montane crusts - Porpidia and Lithographa
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Dipping my toe into montane crusts - Porpidia and Lithographa

Hi Alan, Thanks very much for this, especially the encouragement! I'll keep persevering because I have a box full of chippings to work through. The hills are unnervingly snow-free at present so I might even get out for some collecting again soon. I wonder how many of these species go unrecorded beca...
by davidgenney
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Dipping my toe into montane crusts - Porpidia and Lithographa
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Dipping my toe into montane crusts - Porpidia and Lithographa

Hi All, Having read a few chapters from Alan Fryday's wonderful thesis on mountain lichens, and being inspired by Graham Boswell's talk about the Montane Lichen Group at the BLS AGM on Saturday, I've decided to push myself out of my comfort zone to look at some of the montane saxicolous crusts. My f...
by davidgenney
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Hairy Jelly
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Hairy Jelly

This is a fascinating thread, thank you. The issues of terminology are obviously not unique to lichens. Have you seen 'Mosses and other bryophytes - An illustrated glossary ' by Malcolm and Malcolm? It's a wonderful resource and I'd love a similar companion for lichens. I've recently started to try ...
by davidgenney
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Multiclavula corynoides found in Scotland
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Multiclavula corynoides found in Scotland

Thanks Neil, I've been keeping an eye out for Multiclavula spp. for some time so was really chuffed to find this one. On this occasion I was actually just hoping to spot Clavaria argillacea! I've looked at a lot of well rotted logs while searching for Buxbaumia viridis but while this looks like perf...
by davidgenney
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Cladonia trassii in an unusual location?
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Cladonia trassii in an unusual location?

Hi Neil, Far from mundane, thank you! I wish these lichens would follow the rules though and keep to some morphological consistency. Your photos illustrate the difference and variation very well and remind me to allow for more plasticity than can be described in LGBI. This also demonstrates the dang...
by davidgenney
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Cladonia trassii in an unusual location?
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Cladonia trassii in an unusual location?

Hi Folks, I've identified the lichen in the Google Photos album below as Cladonia trassii. It is C- and K+ yellow. However, I found it on a rock slab under alder beside a river rather than in its described British habitat of montane late lying snowbeds. It is also well out of its current Cairngorms ...