Here are some lichens I found on rocks at the summit of Wrynose Pass on 5 Sept 2014
N.B. I am only a beginner and am still waiting for some of these lichens to be checked. Comments welcome.
For scale, my finger nail is just over 1cm wide.. c.11mm
|Baeomyces rufus - the scale has 1 mm units|
|Porpidai macrocarpa or Toninia????|
|Pilophorus strumatica - means Carrying a ball or ball bearing. |
The black globe-shaped reproductive body is on a tiny stalk
|Pilophorus strumatica seen closer|
|Pilophorus strumatica You can see how tiny they are, when you comapre the size of the black balls on the stalks (well not yet grown fully into balls) with the size of the moss.|
|On top of this boulder (bird perch position) is this yellow lichen:|
|Also on this rock was Parmeilia saxatilis|
|And Lasallia pustulata - Rock tripe|
|Lasallia pustulata - Rock tripe|
|Some of the rock had the filamentous alga Klebsormidium crenulatum|
|Stereocaulon vesuvianum var nodulosum|
The lichens below still require some thought.