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ian mcdonald

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Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« on: September 01, 2015, 09:42:10 PM »
Two interesting groups of plants are the mosses and lichens. There are many shapes and colours. Here are two to start with. Sphagnum magellanicum img 3272 and Cladonia sp. possibly floerkeana img 3475.

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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2015, 07:17:20 PM »
Found this growing on a peat bank beside a track near the upper River Don in Aberdeenshire, on the edge of the Cairngorms. Any ID please?
Ralph Carpenter near Ashford, Kent, UK. USDA Zone 8 (9 in a good year)

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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2015, 09:01:29 PM »
A sphagnum 044 and a lichen 014.

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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2015, 07:34:21 AM »
Found this growing on a peat bank beside a track near the upper River Don in Aberdeenshire, on the edge of the Cairngorms. Any ID please?

It's a Cladonia, Ralph.
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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2015, 12:17:07 PM »
A useful site is britishlichens.co.uk with photo gallery.

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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2015, 04:54:55 PM »
And coming soon - Lichens of Nova Scotia, under construction.

https://sites.google.com/site/lichensnovascotia/

This may be of interest as well:

https://www.novascotia.ca/nse/protectedareas/docs/EducationResearch_BorealFeltLichen.pdf

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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2015, 12:27:35 PM »
Metzgeria furcata, a liverwort img 3751. Tree lungwort img 3841.

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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2015, 10:13:37 PM »
Lichens by the sea img 021. A miniature garden img 3496.

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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2015, 11:58:11 AM »
Sphagnum capillifolium ssp. rubellum img. 4299. Cladonia incrassata img. 006 a very small species.

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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2015, 12:14:32 PM »
Lichens by the sea img 021.

Ian, I was walking the dogs on a local beach yesterday morning when I saw this wall and thought of you!

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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2015, 02:03:18 PM »
What a wall that is Matt!  That would break the gales.

Here are a few lichens, the first on a deciduous azalea - a sign it's time for rejuvenation, the rest are on trees around the city.  Panayoti was quite taken by the big green one.  The lindens are in front of the house and the amount of lichens on each is amazing.  No pix of our version of Spanish moss - Old Man's Beard which is very common in the wild, especially so in the fog belt.

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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2015, 09:41:18 PM »
Hello Matt, I think the coastal one is very common on rocks, I think its a xanthoria. John, your second photo also looks like tree lungwort or a similar species.

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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2015, 10:38:31 AM »
Some growth on a dead birch 500m asl.
The fungus is Piptoporus betulinus, the lichens are unknown.
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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2015, 04:52:41 PM »
A wig stand? img 082. Moss on tufa img 101.

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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2015, 08:05:41 PM »
Two old pictures :)

"Lichenized" trees and two friends!

Lichen on a branch.
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