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Lichen, Hammered shield

Parmelia sulcata (probably)

This is the most common Lichen in our area. Sometimes tinted green by algae living on its surface. This one is growing on a pine tree. To identify the species of lichen accurately chemical tests are necessary. The peen hammer - like marks help in visual identification.

  • Colour: green gray
  • Habitat: wood bark, old wood
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  • Height: flat
  • Image Location: Sandbanks
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  • Availability: common

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