Lichen - Candelariella aurella, click for a larger image
Photo ©2010 Kay Newbury
University of Reading
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Lichen - Candelariella aurella
Family - Candelariaceae

Many thanks to Kay Newbury at Reading University for the identification of this Lichen species - Candelariella aurella.

A variable crustose lichen.  It consists of yellow or orange particles which appear to be sprinkled on concrete, walls or limestone, mostly on calcium-rich rocks, sometimes on bark or wood.  It often has disc-like yellowy-orange fruits.  It can be found on the limestone rocks at the centre of the park.

A typical - C. aurella has a thallus of scattered convex, yellow areoles and small apothecia with a somewhat convex disc and with a thin, uneven and often partly excluded margin.  Common and widespread in Britain.

Basic species description for Lichens, other Lichen species in Brickfields Park.

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