Lichen: Lecidella elaeochroma | Nature Notes from Dorset

I always think that this lichen, Lecidella elaeochroma, looks like a child has been drawing with a pencil on the bark of the tree (purely as my drawing ability is so poor and it looks my attempt at drawing but I would not want anyone to know!). These lichen form a crust on the bark of a tree and have blackish edges which merge together to form a larger mass giving the impression of continuous wiggly lines. In the centre of each distinct area there are black specks, some more pronounced than others.

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