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Lichens

Caloplaca ferruginea

Description:

Comunity of lichens on a Holm oak twig. In red we have Caloplaca ferruginea (pic. 2), at the left we have Lecanora dispersa (pic. 3), the yellow one is Candelaria concolor (pic 4), the black one is Buellia punctata (pic. 5) and the grey one Parmelina sp. (pic. 6). Besides, Evernia prunastri is at the lower left margin. The total length of the twig here represented measures 2-3 cm. The diametre of the apothecia is 1-2 mm.

Habitat:

Spotted on a Holm oak twig


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30 Comments (1–25)

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Evernia prunastri has also been identified in this twig

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Cindy

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Luis

Wonderful series and information!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Amazing!

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Right Karen, it's like a party, a lichen party

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Lichen party!

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Good on you Lauren, notice that the diameter of the apothecia (fruiting bodies, the round disks) is 1-2 mm

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

I hadn't realized it was so tiny. Even more amazing. I'm going to start scrutinizing minute twigs! :)

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Little twigs are usually full of lichens, but usually they are so small you do not notice. You have to check with a magnifier and then with a good macro

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Had to come back to look at this, it is so amazing.

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks RiekoS

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Lauren

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Ali, very sweet indeed!

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Harsha

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

How beautiful.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

What an incredible and gorgeous display of lichens!

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

I just added the sixth picture, that for some strange reason dissapeared

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Lipase

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks injica. I should say that the picture just represents just 2-3 cm of twig. the apothecia (round fruiting structures of the lichens) measure 1-2 mm in diameter
generally

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 5 years ago

So Sweet!

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Jakubko

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 5 years ago

How colorful! Bark canvas!

Lipase
Lipase 5 years ago

that is an awesome photo...!

injica
injica 5 years ago

Maybe they are common but this variety on just one branch is truly amazing, this should be a photo of a year! :)

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.54, Long: -3.69

Spotted on Apr 1, 2013
Submitted on Apr 14, 2013

Reference

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