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Golden-hair Lichen

Teloschistes flavicans

Description:

I'm unsure if this is a lichen or not?

Habitat:

Found growing on mangroves on the edge of a tidal creek. They were only found above the high-tide mark where-ever I saw them.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Golden-hair lichen
Teloschistes flavicans Apache Tomcat/6.0.18 - Error report


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4 Comments

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 12 years ago

Yay! Thank you Argy! I didn't really stop loving it. It's so beautiful. Thank you very much for the ID & link & the info on this :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 years ago

This lichen is quite special Leanne. It's endangered in many places and protected by law in the UK for example. You can love it again now.
http://www2.hawaii.edu/~cliff/endlich.ht...

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 12 years ago

Thank you Alice! Hmmm, maybe I don't love it as much now!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 12 years ago

It may be a love vine which is a parasite that ends up killing whatever it fastens to. I have found it once at the beach here in Florida and also on one of the Bahama Islands.

LeanneGardner
Spotted by
LeanneGardner

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on May 9, 2012
Submitted on May 9, 2012

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