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Script Lichen

Leiorreuma sericeum

Description:

Growing among several other lichen species on the trunk of this tree. The dark lines are called lirellae, which are the specialized apothecia of script lichens (apothecia are the sexual fruiting bodies of the lichen).

Habitat:

Redbud tree in a suburban yard covered in crustose lichens (see https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/51... and https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/17...)

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3 Comments

Machi
Machi a year ago

Thanks Lauren and Ava!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B a year ago

Picture #3 in particular looks like native american rock petroglyphs from the desert Southwest of the US

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate a year ago

Nice! I never saw these before!

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 22, 2018
Submitted on Mar 20, 2019

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