Lichen - Candelariella aurella
Family - Candelariaceae
Photo ©2010 Kay Newbury
University of Reading
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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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