Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Arthonia varians - Kinghorn 29/12/2016

Probably the first record for mainland Fife, this parasite of Lecanora rupicola is said to be on most populations of the host. First time I've seen it though

The two main lichens in the pic are Ochrolechia parella (left) and Lecanora rupicola (right). The Arthonia is the small black parasite living on the apothecia of the Lecanora!

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