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Trentepohlia algae

Trentepohlia sp.

Description:

Trentepohlia is a genus of filamentous chlorophyte green algae but Trentepohlia species have a strong orange colour caused by the presence of large quantities of carotenoid pigments which mask the green of the chlorophyll. There are a number of similar species and we treat them as a species aggregate due to difficulty of identification.

Habitat:

Found on terrestrial supports such as tree trunks and wet rocks or symbiotically in lichens.

Notes:

Large patches of saffron-coloured algae spotted on a fallen unidentified tree in Sprielderbos, Veluwe, Holland. (sources:see reference)

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Jae
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Jae

Putten, Gelderland, Netherlands

Spotted on Oct 14, 2021
Submitted on Oct 17, 2021

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