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Lichen

Description:

On this tree, you can see fruticose, foliose, and a small bit of crustose lichen. All forms of lichen are made of fungus, algae, and sometimes yeast. crustose - crustlike, grows tight against the tree foliose - leaflike, with flat sheets of tissue not tightly bound fruticose - free-standing branching tubes Fun Fact: There are approximately 17,000 species of lichen world wide!

Habitat:

Eye level on a tree in Warner park in Nashville, TN. Found on a cold spring morning close to the park visitation center.



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Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 36.06, Long: -86.91

Spotted on Apr 7, 2018
Submitted on Apr 19, 2018

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