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Messy Twig Lichen Sterocaulon vesuvianum  see <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereocaulon" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereocaulon</a> <br />
A special lichen - speciality growing on rock Messy Twig Lichen,Sterocaulon vesuvianum,Wester Ross Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Messy Twig Lichen

Sterocaulon vesuvianum see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereocaulon
A special lichen - speciality growing on rock

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  1. Hi, the Italian Wiki page says this species is endemic to the vulcanic complex of Somma-Vesuvia, Campania! Is it introduced in UK? Posted 10 months ago
      1. Thank you very much for providing this information. Obviously my Google search was not thorough enough.

        What impressed me is that the scientific name Vesuvianum is the result of the scales form, not the place where they are distributed. Another proof that Wikisource information is not always reliable!
        Posted 10 months ago
        1. Cheers Jivko, the world of many things is a mystery to me not least lichens and bryophytes. Next time I'm fairly certain I'll be wrong. Thanks for your interest. The one thing is I'm always learning. Stay safe.

          David
          Posted 10 months ago

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Sterocaulon vesuvianum is a lichen species in the family Stereocaulaceae.

Similar species: Lecanorales
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Sep 19, 2020. Captured Sep 15, 2020 14:19.
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  • f/5.6
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  • ISO400
  • 104mm