10 November 2008

Tar jelly lichen

In the old wood yard by the road to Rye there are some concrete hard standings, now mostly covered with moss and grass.

20081104 BHW Cpt 3c Collema lichen 008

On the barer parts there are patches of one of the strange tar jelly lichens, Collema (probably C. auriforme).  Several of these black, rubbery species are quite common in Sussex, but probably most people fail to notice them as they are hardly the most showy of plants.

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