NS3679 : A lichen - Rhizocarpon petraeum

taken 11 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

A lichen - Rhizocarpon petraeum
A lichen - Rhizocarpon petraeum
In older books, this may be listed under the synonym Rhizocarpon concentricum, a name that well describes its appearance. The concentric pattern is formed by many black dots arranged in rings; these individual dots are the spore-producing discs (apothecia).

This lichen was growing on rocks in the northern half of a disused quarry: NS3678 : Carman Quarry. Compare another member of this genus which presents a very different appearance: NS3779 : The "Map Lichen" - Rhizocarpon geographicum.
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Date Taken
Friday, 23 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 8 November, 2008
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Carman Muir 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3693 7903 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.5884N 4:36.8941W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3693 7903
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