Identification: South African Lichen ID

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by andreastrue, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. andreastrue

    andreastrue Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I need some help, please. Being a chemist I am a few blocks out with identifying this lichen growing on tree bark. The upper surface is grey, the lower surface brown. It is quite prolific in Pretoria and the neighbouring Northwest Province. Unfortunately I could not get hold of a specialist locally, so I am bothering you :)

    Thanx!
     

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  2. Illecippo

    Illecippo Active Member

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    is a Lichen...but i don't know exactely what...
     
  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, I'm stymied as well. Too many things missing from the photograph, particularly the underside of the thallus and any reproductive structures. I compared it with lichens in the Lichens of North America book, and thought that there were at least a dozen things it resembled.
     

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