British lichen, moss and algae photos. Please note that whilst every care has been taken with identification, please satisfy yourself that the names are correct prior to download. Please contact Joan if you have any doubts.
Trentepohlia aurea algae with parmelia foliose lichen growing on a limestone wall. Trentepohlia aurea is a species of filamentous terrestrial green alga which grows on rocks and trees (especially oaks). The orange coloration results from carotenoid pigments in the algal cells.
LICHEN 01A - Cartilage Lichen
Cartilage Lichen - Ramalina farinacea. Cartilage lichen on a hawthorn tree.
LICHEN 03A - Oakmoss lichen
Oakmoss lichen - Evernia prunastri. Oaknoss lichen growing on an old hawthorn tree in Cumbria.
LICHEN 03B - Oakmoss lichen
Oakmoss lichen - Evernia prunastri. Oakmoss lichen growing on an old hawthorn tree in Cumbria..Oak moss lichen and golden shield lichen on a hawthorn twig.
LICHEN 05A - Old mans beard lichen
Old man's beard lichen - Usnea sp.
LICHEN 10A - Tree lungwort
Tree lungwort - Lobaria pulmonaria
LICHEN 20B - Golden shield lichen
Golden shield lichen - Xanthoria parietina and Hypogymnia physodes. Also called 'yellow scales' or 'shore lichen'
LICHEN 30A - Aspicilia calcarea
Aspicilia calcarea growing on a limestone wall in Cumbria.
LICHEN 35A - Yellow map lichen
Rhizocarpon geographicum - Yellow map lichen on a stone wall in Cumbria.
MOSS 01A - Swan's neck thyme-moss
Swan's neck thyme moss - Mnium hornum. Swan's neck thyme moss on a rotting tree trunk.
MOSS 05A - Wall screw moss
Wall screw-moss - Tortula muralis. This common moss forms a rounded cushion on walls. The slender spore capsules are on orange stems in the spring.
MOSS 10A - Bank haircap moss
Bank haircap moss - Polytrichum formosum
MOSS 15A - Elegant silk moss
Elegant silk-moss -Pseudotaxiphyllum elegans..Elegant silk moss with jelly lichen on a drystone wall in Cumbria.