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Lovely Lichens
« on: March 09, 2013, 05:52:46 pm »
Out for a walk today, armed with trusty Canon A590is & field studies council lichen ID guides:
Cladonia uncialis:


Cladonia pyxidata: (Pixie cup lichen)


Cladonia floerkeana:


Evernia pronastri:


Rhizocarpon geographicum:


Parmelia saxatilis:


Usnea filipendula (Oak beard lichen):


Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 10:31:13 am »
Lovely, Brian.  You just needed a yellow xantheria to round the colours out!  I love lichens.

Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 11:18:16 am »
Those are fascinating. I didn't realise lichens were so diverse, having always thought of them as being like Rhizocarpon geographicum.
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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 06:40:43 pm »
I'm guessing a mooch round Cheddar would be worthwhile, Cudzo - but any woodland or rocky place is going to yield something.  Now is a good time to see the various cladonias with their red fruiting bodies (this kind of lichen is called fructose).  The rhizocarpon types that look like spalshes of paint on rocks or walls are known as crustose and the ones that look like leaves and even trees are foliose.  Have fun!

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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 11:19:52 am »
Those are fascinating. I didn't realise lichens were so diverse,

I photographed some lichen a couple of years ago, and sat down to identify them. As soon as I read that there were some 10,000* varieties in the UK, I gave up.

*or some other similarly large number big enough to discourage me.
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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013, 03:27:39 pm »
The lichen in the Forest of Dean is fruiting nicely.

Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2013, 10:24:47 pm »
Found this from a couple of years ago, too late to go back for a close up.


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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2013, 10:36:47 pm »

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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2013, 06:26:15 pm »
The lichen in the Forest of Dean is fruiting nicely.
Apparantly the common name for these are "Devils matchsticks". Quite an apt name.

Great lichen pics Pingu!  :)

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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2013, 06:34:48 pm »
Any idea what they are, Brian?
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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2013, 05:16:10 pm »
I think it's called Evernia Prunastri - I hope Brian will correct me if I'm wrong!

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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2014, 09:44:12 pm »

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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2014, 03:05:10 pm »
Getting there...

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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2014, 09:55:24 am »


Getting there...

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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2016, 09:34:56 pm »

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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2016, 10:32:46 pm »

IMG_7545_02 by The Pingus, on Flickr


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Top one I think has Beard Lichen in it, Usnea subfloridana

http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/Usnea_subfloridana.html

Bottom one I think is Parmelia saxitalis.

http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/Parmelia_saxatilis.html

Sad to say most of my plant / wildife ID knowledge has gone out the window.  I know postcode-fu though.... 


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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2016, 05:59:45 pm »
Thanks Brian  :thumbsup:

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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2016, 10:19:30 pm »
We camped in this little forest on Tierra del Fuego







And with all the skeletons from dead guanaco's made it a bit eerie, once it got dark  :)

Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2016, 09:53:05 am »
When on holiday in the Lakes last month I went for a walk up a hill, one that is private so almost no walkers. It was covered in multi-coloured lichens and mosses, incredibly lovely. Looked like a coral reef. Huge variety of plants, greens, yellows, reds and purples. Wish I had a camera with me.
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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2016, 05:27:10 pm »


Here's some mossy trees in the Sierra Nevada mountains, California. If the link doesn't work, click here.
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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2017, 09:59:01 pm »
Oh go on, classic Scottish woodland lichen.
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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2017, 07:57:41 pm »

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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2017, 03:20:41 pm »
Two from Sweden





and two from Norway.

One night I pitched my tent on a bed of this stuff. Until it all got crushed, there was a crunchy sound every time I turned over.



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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2017, 06:30:38 pm »
This is apparently a lichen (peltigera membranacea) but I'll believe anyone who tells me different.

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Re: Lovely Lichens
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2017, 05:34:10 pm »
Nice find, Salvatore!
If/when I get a Proper Macro Lens for my new DSLR, I must try and get some lichen spotting done!