Lichens

Skye has a great variety of lichens, many of them not found in other parts of the country.


Foliose lichens

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Lobaria pulmonaria (Tree Lungwort)


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Lobaria virens (Green Satin Lichen)


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Peltigera collina (Floury Dog-lichen)

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Peltigera membranacea

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Peltigera praetextata

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Peltigera horizontalis

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Leptogium burgessii


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Parmotrema perlatum (Sea-storm Lichen)

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Physcia aipolia


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Parmelia saxatilis (Salted Shield Lichen or Crottle/Crotal)


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Hypotrachyna laevigata

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Menegazzia terebrata (Tree Flute)


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Degelia cyanoloma

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Degelia plumbea

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Collema fasciculare

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Anaptychia runcinata


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Solorina saccata (Chocolate Chip Lichen)


Fruticose lichens


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Ramalina siliquosa

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Ramalina cuspidata

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Ramalina subfarinacea

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Evernia prunastri


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Hypogymnia tubulosa

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Hypogymnia physodes


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Stereocaulon vesuvianum

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Sphaerophorus globosus (A Coral lichen)


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Cladonia portentosa (Reindeer Lichen)

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Cladonia oncialis

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Cladonia diversa

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Cladonia floerkeana (Devil's Matchstick)

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Cladonia chlorophaea agg.

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Cladonia digitata

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Cladonia gracilis


Crustose lichens


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Ochrolechia tartarea (A Cudbear lichen)

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Pertusaria pertusa (Pepperpot Lichen)

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Lecanora rupicola

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Lecanora [argentata?]

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Lecanora gangaleoides

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Caloplaca ferruginea

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Pyrenula occidentalis

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Pyrenula macrospora

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Dimerella lutea

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Rhizocarpon geographicum


Squamulose lichens

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Pannaria rubiginosa (Red-eyed Shingle Lichen)


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Normandina pulchella (Elf Ear Lichen)


Useful links: British Lichen Society
Alan Silverside's lichen pages
British Lichens
Scottish Natural Heritage