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Crustose Lichen


Lecanora hybocarpa, Buellia stillingiana, Pyrrhospora varians


bark. Coweeta in Nantahala NF


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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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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