|Epilithic = living on rocks. The equivalents would be "epixylic" on wood, or "epidendric" on trees - both have lots of Google hits. Purists might also distinguish epicambic for "on bark" but Google gives no hits, so looks like I've just invented that one!|
Lichens (photographed above) on fallen fences next to the Pixie Footpath adjacent to the horse fields on the way to Mill Hill,
ID by Jenny Seabright
it looks like Flavoparmelia caperata
and lichens (photographed above) on fallen fences
next to the Pixie Footpath
adjacent to the horse fields on the way to Mill
Hill, proved difficult because of their small size and their apparent
preference for the shade.
A spell of sunshine around midday at sea level turned to mist on the gentle Pixie Footpath climb to Mill Hill. Not expecting much natural life, my attention was drawn to the growths on some broken fences that had been left to rot. The various unidentified mosses, lichens etc. are illustrated below.
fences were to the north at the top of the path as it passed by the large
(three metres high plus) hedge on the southern side that formed the garden
boundary. This means that they were partially in the shade.
Adur Lichens page
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