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Whitewash Lichen (crustose)

Crustose LIchen


Lichens generally reproduce vegetatively. Some kinds produce dustlike particles (soredia) in which a few algal cells are surrounded by a tangle of fungal hyphae. Some Lichens may be classified as crustose (crusty), such as this one.


On bark of tree.

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sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 10 years ago

Me too, Doreen. PN is my method of becoming a naturalist. I love it, and have learned SO much already! And yes, the Common Frullania is very inspiring (I'm an artist.) All of nature is, because (in the words of Dante Alighieri) "Nature is the art of God." Thanks for sharing your beautiful spottings and knowledge.

doreen.chambers.14 10 years ago

The red stuff is Common Frullania. Like art huh? I had just posted an image of some on birch trees so I focused on something new. I enjoy the learning aspect of Project Noah.

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 10 years ago

3rd pic is really pretty. What is the red stuff?

Vermont, USA

Spotted on Feb 2, 2014
Submitted on Feb 2, 2014

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