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by JennyS
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lecanora hybocarpa an overlooked lichen
Replies: 22
Views: 8251

Re: Lecanora hybocarpa an overlooked lichen

Many thanks Neil, I'll let Bryan Edwards know as the BLS map isn't showing any Dorset records
by JennyS
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lecanora hybocarpa an overlooked lichen
Replies: 22
Views: 8251

Re: Lecanora hybocarpa an overlooked lichen

Hi Neil, Fascinating thread and I'm hoping this Lecanora on a fallen twig in Wimborne, Dorset might also be a candidate for Lecanora hybocarpa? Thallus and apothecia margins were K+ yellow but I've no Pd, section in water z Q Lecanora hybocarpa 210407 014.jpg z Lecanora hybocarpa q 210407-1.jpg z Le...
by JennyS
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Hymenoscyphus scutula on Artemisia vulgaris?
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: Hymenoscyphus scutula on Artemisia vulgaris?

Hi Chris - good to (virtually) see you too - its been quite a while!
Many thanks for your confirmation of H. scutula sens lat and for the links to Zotto's files. I've just posted the images on AscoFrance so it'll be interesting to see his comments
by JennyS
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Hymenoscyphus scutula on Artemisia vulgaris?
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Hymenoscyphus scutula on Artemisia vulgaris?

Dorset, on old Artemisia vulgars (Mugwort) stems - it keys in Ellis & Ellis to Hymenoscyphus scutula but I'd appreciate confirmation if that's possible....... Apologies for poor images but ascospores were 1-septate with one end +/- pointed, (15-)20-22 x 3,5-5 µm, setula present. z Q 201107 006 A...
by JennyS
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Possibly Byssoloma marginatum?
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

Re: Possibly Byssoloma marginatum?

Hi Neil - I've just thought of a very embarrassing possibility!
Might this just be Lecania naegelii as looking back at old micrographs the same bluish colouring is present in many of them?
by JennyS
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Possibly Byssoloma marginatum?
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

Re: Possibly Byssoloma marginatum?

Thanks for the reply Neil - and yes both thallus and habitat don't seem right. I checked Fellhaneropsis myrtillicola but discounted it as the spores of mine were (1-)3 septate and 12-15 x 4-5 µm rather than 3(-5) septate 16-28(-34) x 3-4 µm (LGB&I). I've a specimen I could post to you if you'd b...
by JennyS
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Possibly Byssoloma marginatum?
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

Possibly Byssoloma marginatum?

Dorset, on a fallen twig collected in a small dampish patch of mixed woodland - might this be Byssoloma marginatum or am I missing something obvious? Two very small, brown apothecia with pale margins and a bluish colouration visible in section. Spores were mainly 3-septate (a few 1-septate), 12-15 x...
by JennyS
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Parmotrema crinitum apothecium
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Re: Parmotrema crinitum apothecium

Hi Chris, very interesting to read your post as I've seen fertile Parmotrema crinitum in SW Ireland. During 5 years recording there I frequently found fertile specimens of foliose species on which, according to the literature, apothecia are very rare and it led me to wonder if the likelihood of fert...
by JennyS
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Very odd Xanthoria
Replies: 5
Views: 2881

Re: Very odd Xanthoria

Thanks for the suggestion Neil - but wouldn't Birch twigs be too acidic a substrate and surely the outer lobes are wrong for a corticolous X. calcicola?
Forgot to mention in first post but the thallus is only 1.5 cm

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by JennyS
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Very odd Xanthoria
Replies: 5
Views: 2881

Very odd Xanthoria

A Xanthoria from Dorset yesterday in the axil of a shaded Birch twig, no rhizines but (among the lower side grot) very occasional hapters. X. polycarpa seems closest but substrate too acidic and the thallus is very nodulose with few apothecia. Thoughts and comments appreciated as I'm hanging onto th...
by JennyS
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Thank you to Adam
Replies: 4
Views: 2289

Re: Thank you to Adam

Yes, I'll echo the thanks - and post some of your queries up Adam as peering at lichens is a good way to get through this time of year when there's not much else around!
by JennyS
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Parmotrema robustum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

Re: Parmotrema robustum?

Thanks Neil, I just thought it worth asking as those thallii just looked larger and a bit different but no specimen or measurements