NS4079 : Fungal parasite on lichen

taken 13 years ago, near to Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Fungal parasite on lichen
Fungal parasite on lichen
[For the habitat, see NS4079 : Footpath to Pappert Hill - near the woods' edge; the present photograph shows a detail from a fallen tree that lies beside that path.]

Several species of lichen (e.g., those in the genus Parmelia) are found with patches that have turned pink. These are areas where the lichen has been attacked by a parasitic fungus.

In this photo, infection seems to be well advanced: the lichen, which would earlier have been pink in the affected areas, now has a bleached appearance. The fungus has formed some small pink structures on the surface of the lichen.

Compare NS3778 : Pink fungal parasite on lichen and NS3779 : Lichen (Pertusaria pertusa) with fungal parasite.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 October, 2008   (more nearby)
Saturday, 8 November, 2008
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4062 7975 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.0505N 4:33.3756W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4062 7975
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Pappert Well Community Woodland  Lichen 

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