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LichenParmotrema sp. (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 18 Aug 2019

Identification history

Parmotrema sp. 20 Aug 2019 Pam
Unidentified 19 Aug 2019 ClydeRiver

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Here is an example (or do I have two examples) of the lichen which covers many of the tree stumps, trees, fallen logs. Here in an area of dry sclerophyll on one side of a footpath and dense coverage of cycads on the other ... This is also a stump typical of those that were cut during the brief logging history which now has lomandra growing on it and will later show the green orchids ... I hope I have my information coffect here ..!

13 comments

Pam wrote:
   19 Aug 2019
Wow so much in one small entry! Firstly it looks like you have a cymbidium suave growing out of the stump. If it were an lomandra I'd think it would be L. longifolia with those leaves. Which if you look at the tips of the leaves they will be prominantly toothed. Anyway I've not put my name to moderate plants of any kind. So you will have to contact one of the appropriate moderators!! Though I can ask Jackie who also moderates fungi. Now you definitely have at least two different lichen, I'd be rash enough to say three plus some fungi! I just try and contact a more experienced moderator (Jackie) to find out the best way to handle this You're definitely making up for lost time or putting me to the test......:-)
ClydeRiver wrote:
   19 Aug 2019
OK. I thought I probably had two lichen ... and I have a few more to add too. The delay was caused by my trip to Sydney ... I actually took these photographs before I got 'the 'phone call'.
Pam wrote:
   20 Aug 2019
The Pannoparmelia is for your image 2 - the multi branched sp. The smaller, though wider sp. in image 3 is a young Parmotrema sp. I'll have to add this as new to the sp. list. With this update and the other spp. in your images I'll get back to the others in the next day or two - no time now!!.
ClydeRiver wrote:
   20 Aug 2019
Have removed the smaller/wider Parmotrema sp. and will make a separate entry. Thanks.
Pam wrote:
   20 Aug 2019
OK. That's most probably a good move!!
   2 Sep 2019
More than likely a large Cymbidium suave - old flower spikes just visible. Check again in November.
Pam wrote:
   2 Sep 2019
Yes I agree Mike as it's typical of what we see at home. Thanks for giving the heads-up about the November flowering
ClydeRiver wrote:
   3 Sep 2019
Oh yes, we have many of those orchids ... great bunches in all the old tree stumps. I was trying to remember when they flowered, so thank you.
   4 Sep 2019
Can we do something to clean this sighting up? I'm tempted to confirm it as Cymbidium suave, since that is the most prominent feature of the first photo! Maybe take the second photo down and make it a separate sighting, so it can be confirmed (maybe) as whatever lichen it is?
Pam wrote:
   4 Sep 2019
Yes please if you would do that Jackie as I'm not an official orchid moderator! Then if the lichen is put up separately. The Parmotrema has already been moved. The remaining lichen, is a Pannoparmelia, the multi-branched image that remaining needs to be put up as a separate entry then I can confirm that one.
ClydeRiver wrote:
   4 Sep 2019
Sorry .. the first photo wasn't meant to be about the orchids, it was meant to show the lichen 'in situ'.
ClydeRiver wrote:
   4 Sep 2019
Perhaps better to take down the first and let the second be the sighting. I will do the orchids when they flower ...
Pam wrote:
   4 Sep 2019
OK whatever works for you. I agree it would be great to see those orchids when flowering. They have the most delightful delicate perfume. If anyone knows how to bottle it I'll put an order in!!

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