An online educational resource dedicated to the photography of fungi;
mushrooms, toadstools, brackets, cups, plant diseases etc., found
in South-West England, especially Devon and Cornwall, by David Fenwick.

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Xanthoria aureola - A Lichen (Lichen Family Teloschistaceae)
Xanthoria aureola
- on rocky shore 1

Xanthoria aureola
- on rocky shore / close-up 1

Xanthoria aureola
- on rocky shore 2

Xanthoria aureola is synonymous with Xanthoria ectaneoides and Xanthoria parietina var. ectanoides.

Estuarine site, on rocks above high water mark. Point Field, Churchtown Farm Nature Reserve, Saltash, Cornwall. 18.02.06 SX417572. Also on shoreline at Warleigh Point Nature Reserve, Plymouth, Devon. 08.07.04. SX447 608.

Help with the identification of this species provided by Jenny Seawright at Irish Lichens

Xanthoria aureola Lichen Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. The difference between species is rarely obvious, many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.