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Lichen -1

Flavoparmelia rutidota


A foliose lichen with grey-green thallus and cup-like apothecia (reproductive structures). The insides of the cups were a dark chocolate brown. The cups were small ranging from .5 to about 2mm.


Was growing on a fallen branch of a silver birch tree.


On the same branch were other lichen of different shapes and colour - will be posting these soon. i am not sure if they are related and hopefully will get some assistance with Identifying them. The apothecia produce fungal spores.

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arlanda 8 years ago

This one looks to me similar to Parmelia quercina. Check
or whatever similar you have down under there!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Interesting colours. Not the usual greenish or yellowish tinges.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 5, 2012
Submitted on Mar 6, 2012

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