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Two Lichens

Two of the Lichens on the long wall by Aldcliffe Road. Posted by Owen and Carol Fawcett.

Bolder Lichen – Porpidia  tuberculosa. A crustose Lichen with black “dots”. These are the fruiting bodies called soralia. Because of these, it is sometimes called called “Cigarette Ash Lichen”.

Crawfish Lichen – Ochrolechia parella.  Another crustose Lichen. Look closely. The “pastry-cup” shapes are the fruiting bodies called apothecia. Because of these, it is sometimes called Crab’s Eye Lichen”.