Observation 216357: Teloschistes Norman

When: 2015-07-28

Collection location: Cecil Baldwin Close, Bunya Pines West Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Ian Dodd (kk) (www.kundabungkid.com) Australia (kundabungkid)

Specimen available


Two images of what I believe to be a species of Lichen. It was found on a dried and possibly dead small branch of a Magnolia Tulip tree in our back yard. The tree at the moment is just starting to grow new leaves>

From: Curnow, Judith
Sent: Tuesday, 4 August 2015 2:16 PM
To: ‘Ian Dodd’
Subject: RE: Lichen Specimen. Attention Heino Please. [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Hi Ian,

Judith here this time. That is a species of Teloschistes. Beautiful aren’t they.

Other possibility for bright orange lichens on wood is Xanthoria, distinguished by Xanthoria being a genus of foliose species and Teloschistes being a genus of fruticose species. Foliose ones being flat lobed ones and fruticose being branching or shrubby-like ones. Not to be confused with the crustose or paint-like bright orange species of Caloplaca.



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Those might be rhizines not cilia
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-11-01 14:27:58 MST (-0700)

But anything goes in Australia!

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