Lichen - Lecidella elaeochroma
Family - Lecanoraceae

Lichen - Lecidella elaeochroma, click for a larger image CCASA3.0
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Many thanks to Fay Newbury at Reading University for the identification of this Lichen species – Lecidella elaeochroma.

A crustose lichen found on the bark of trees.  The thallus is a whitish grey to pale grey green colour cracked crust, usually without soredia but occasionally with small, yellow–green, spot–like soralia.  Apothecia small (between 0.4 and 1.0mm), black, concave to convex, when young with well–defined margins.  An early colonist of smooth–barked trees especially on Ash, Walnut and Hornbeam, widespread and often very common in the UK, Europe and North America.

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

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