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Crustose Lichen

Description:

Lecanora hybocarpa, Buellia stillingiana, Pyrrhospora varians

Habitat:

bark. Coweeta in Nantahala NF

Notes:

Collected for Lichen Bioblitz. Sorry to put three species on one spotting. I'm not the one who ID'd these, and I can't tell them apart. Online descriptions are highly variable. If anyone can point out which is which, I'll separate into additional spottings.


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3 Comments

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 5 years ago

Yes, the map look is a really cool one! We learned that each lichen gives off chemicals at the edge to protect itself from being taken over by the other lichens - a fungicide produced by a fungus - crazy!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Fascinating stuff. Just call the whole thing 'Map of Europe' lichen. :-)

North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.29, Long: -83.67

Spotted on Mar 29, 2014
Submitted on Apr 2, 2014

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