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Turban Lichen

clodoniform

Description:

There is a large group of fruticose lichens that are called “cladoniform.” These consist of two parts: a primary thallus which is the first thing to grow and is usually crustose or formed by numerous small plates called squamules, later followed by an upright structure called a podetium. Since most members of the large and important genus Cladonia, are cladoniform, this is the most common type of fruticose lichen in Ohio.

Habitat:

Growing on top of an old fence post at my barn. There are some British Soldier Lichens (sharing the space).

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SarahWhitt
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SarahWhitt

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 2, 2019
Submitted on Jul 6, 2019

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