This little patch of lichen was on rocks just above the high tide mark.
It would have been getting full sun for most of the day and in spite of it's soft fluid appearance it was really quite tough.
It was surrounded by other lichens, one that looked like splattered white paint and one which was very black and even tougher.
About 50mm across.
Maybe Caloplaca thallincola ??
These attractive clumps of pale grey lichen were seen on rocks. They appeared to start of as regular clumps with soft tight branches with minute convoluted bluish grey pads. The branches appeared to open up into long pendulous filamentous strands ending in rounded brown apothecia.
Spotted on rocks at an altitude of 1200 mts. in a national park (Baw Baw NP)
Wondering if this is a species of Cladonia. Any help with an ID will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Small pale greyish-white plaques (photobiont) were seen on moist thick bark of a eucalypt. Each of these plaques had a scribbly lead-grey pattern. These long, branched reproductive parts (Lirellae) are the apothecia.
Spotted on coastal banksia - Snowy River Estuary.
Greyish white plaques with small brilliant red irregular convex discs which produce spores (apothecia). The apothecia were scattered on the grey crust.
Spotted on a damp tree trunk - coastal /estuarine at the high tide mark.