Lichen - Hypotrachyna revoluta
Family - Parmeliaceae
Picture ©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 - Hypotrachyna revoluta.
A grey "leafy" lichen that grows on bark. Widespread in Southern and Western Britain, mainly on branches of deciduous trees. A light grey foliose lichen, light grey in colour, lobes smooth and often shiny above, edges turned down and tinged tan-brown, soralia with pale grey to green, powdery soredia. Confused with H. afrorevoluta, which has only recently been described and may be more common.
Basic species description for Lichens, other Lichen species in Brickfields Park.
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