Identification: ID confirm or correct please

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  1. David Wong

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    Because of their unique features, I have labelled some of the lichens and mushrooms taken on Mayne Island. I feel more comfortable if you could confirm or correct my ID.

    A1 - Peltigera membranacea (Membranous Dog-lichen)

    A2 - Peltigera membranacea (Membranous Dog-lichen)

    B - Peltigera britannica (Freckle Pelt Lichen)

    C - Aleuria aurantia (Orange Peel Fungus)

    D - Parmelia sulcata (Hammered Shield Lichen)

    E - Helvella crispa (White Elfin Saddle Mushroom)
     

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi David,
    A1 - Peltigera membranacea (Membranous Dog-lichen): Possibly, and even likely as this is a commonly found species, but details of top surface and undersurface veins and rhizines needed for ID
    A2 - Peltigera membranacea (Membranous Dog-lichen): Not sure (see above) and could be a photomorph of "B"
    B - Peltigera britannica (Freckle Pelt Lichen): Possibly, and even likely as this is a commonly found species, but there are a few species with this general appearance, though . Close-up of top and full view closeup of entire underside and shot of lobe margins needed for ID
    C - Aleuria aurantia (Orange Peel Fungus): Colour, shape and habitat suggest Otidia or Peziza
    D - Parmelia sulcata (Hammered Shield Lichen): Likely, but this is a distance shot, so details are not clear.
    E - Helvella crispa (White Elfin Saddle Mushroom): This may be Helvella vespertina parasitized by Hypomyces cervinigenus
     
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    Not as straight forward as I thought.
    A good experience for me.
    Thank you very much.
     
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    You are very welcome David.
    Also, I should mention for future posts that forum guidelines suggest 3-5 different species/photos per thread, which you have done above. I would suggest for the fungi forum specifically often fewer is best, because if there is a subsequent conversation it can get confusing around which specimen folks are referring to.
    Having said that I appreciate your organization in labeling them as that creates clarity, and makes responding very easy, plus very few others have been chiming in on these recent threads, so there has been none of the typical confusion potential.
     
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    I understand. Thank you.
     

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