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matchstick

Pilophorus acicularis

Description:

upright club lichen, clubs (Pseudopodetia) clustered, unbranched and whitish with shiny black elongate fruiting bodies (apothecia).

Habitat:

over a rock in a cool moist forest at mid-elevation

Notes:

this species is closely related to devil's matchstick (Pilophorus acicularis). Also an interesting note: most lichens are extremely tolerant of extremely cold temperatures but very sensitive to heat.

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1 Comment

CandiceB
CandiceB 7 years ago

Very interesting

AngelChandler
Spotted by
AngelChandler

Washington, USA

Spotted on Jul 22, 2012
Submitted on Jul 25, 2012

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