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Pseudocyphellaria billardierel

3 Wattamolla, NSW

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Pseudocyphellaria billardierel at Wattamolla, NSW - 18 Jul 2020
Pseudocyphellaria billardierel at Wattamolla, NSW - 18 Jul 2020
Pseudocyphellaria billardierel at Wattamolla, NSW - 18 Jul 2020
Pseudocyphellaria billardierel at Wattamolla, NSW - 18 Jul 2020

Identification history

Pseudocyphellaria billardierel 26 Jul 2020 Pam
Pseudocyphellaria billardierei 21 Jul 2020 WattaWanderer
Lobaria Pulmonaria 20 Jul 2020 WattaWanderer
Lobaria Pulmonaria 20 Jul 2020 WattaWanderer
Unidentified 18 Jul 2020 WattaWanderer

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Significant sighting

Pam noted:
31 Jul 2020

This is the first record of this unusual species in the Budawang Coast Nature Map.

Author's notes

This spectacular lichen (I’m guessing) was found on a fallen piece of bark from a 40m+ small leafed fig. Very large, vivid green, white underside.

10 comments

   18 Jul 2020
Quite a garden of things!
   18 Jul 2020
Pretty striking indeed!

The closest thing I have found online is Lobaria Pulmonaria, but it doesn’t seem like it is found in Australia...
   18 Jul 2020
Pretty striking indeed!

The closest thing I have found online is Lobaria Pulmonaria, but it doesn’t seem like it is found in Australia...
   18 Jul 2020
There's no limit to organisms' abilities to cross borders!
Pam wrote:
   21 Jul 2020
I agree it looks very much like Lobaria Pulmonia and as yet I also haven't found records in Australia. I have seen this species before at a workshop a fair while ago where someone brought an example in, unfortunately I didn't identify it at the time or keep a record of when and where that was - sorry. This will most probably take me some time to track this one down so will not confirm a name just yet if that's OK? The lobes appear to be broader than those of the Pseudocyphellaria billardierei. Great find.
   21 Jul 2020
Hi Pam - thanks for the message. No need to hurry! For full info I have been in touch with Patrick McCarthy (of lichen fame) who was the person who suggested the ID of Pseudocyphellaria billardierei.

I do however agree that the lobes of my specimen look broader than other photos of Pseudocyphellaria billardierei that I have managed to find online. Hope this helps!
Pam wrote:
   23 Jul 2020
I would go with Patrick's identification as he will be far more knowledgable than me. Thanks again for putting up this interesting speciment.
   23 Jul 2020
OK cool - thanks Pam - Are you able to add the species onto the species list for me? I dont think it is there currently :)
Pam wrote:
   26 Jul 2020
Done!! You have been finding some amazing specimens - well done.
   26 Jul 2020
Thanks once again Pam! The search continues :)

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 18 Jul 2020 Recorded on
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