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Unknown red lichen


Red and yellow lichen? patch high on a huge lichen covered, granite boulder. All other lichens were shades of green/grey. This patch was about 30cm diameter. No discernible structures with using my pocket cam other than small, rounded plaques.


Forested national park with very large granite boulders. By my estimation this patch was situated on the only high part of the surface which received good sky light but never any full sun. About 3 metres above ground.


Yet to find possible lichen types for this mountain area. Plenty of red/orange types exist at ocean beaches like Caloplaca.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

:) As much for the art... but still curious.
Possibly not even lichen I suppose. Definitely the only one in miles of hiking.

flowntheloop a year ago

Wow!! Have you posted this in the lichen group on facebook? I've never seen anything like it!

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 146.36

Spotted on Nov 18, 2017
Submitted on Dec 16, 2017

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