Lichens on wooden seat Strone Brae viewpoint

October 30th 2014

Lichens on wooden seat Strone Brae viewpoint

A small selection of the many species of lichen present on the well-weathered wood and concrete frame of the old seat at Strone Brae Viewpoint:

Caloplaca ferruginea (orange), Lecidella elaeochroma (black), Lecanora symmicta (grey-green).

Photo Ian M. Evans. Names provided by Dr Anthony Fletcher.

Lichens on old wooden seat Strone Brae viewpoint
Lichens on old wooden seat Strone Brae viewpoint

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