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Brick-spored Firedot Lichen

Brigantiaea leucoxantha

Description:

Orange apothecia with gray thallus covering a large swath on this branch, wrapping around over half the diameter of the branch. The apothecia were a brighter orange on the rim, becoming almost brown in some cases in the bowl of the apothecia. Many other lichens were also present on this tree.

Habitat:

Florida Swampprivet tree (https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/35...) Chassahowitzka Salt Marsh Trails. This part of the trail was very wet, and had lots of saw palmetto and some other water-tolerant plant species.

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Machi
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Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 30, 2018
Submitted on Apr 3, 2019

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