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Orange Lichen


A wash of orange on stony surface. Two species growing as one! Wikipedia says Special pigments, such as yellow usnic acid, give lichens a variety of colors, including reds, oranges, yellows, and browns, especially in exposed, dry habitats.


Neora Valley. A pretty remote area in West Bengal, India


Thank you, Brian. This time I kept my eyes open for lichen...I found loads...just like yo had said. For the first time I saw coloured lichens.

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SukanyaDatta 11 months ago

Daniele....never a truer word! It has happened time and again with me...I see a spotting that intrigues/interests me and Voila! Very soon I see it for myself. All this while all I saw were dull old lichens...and this time I saw quite a few coloured ones...PN has really taught me to " See." And all thanks to fellow PN ers for being so kind in extending and sharing their knowledge.

DanielePralong 11 months ago

You've found one! So pleased for you (and us!) Sukanya! PN is making all of us open our eyes wider ;-)

SukanyaDatta 11 months ago

Thank you, was you who opened my eyes to coloured lichens. My gain. Thanks.

Brian38 11 months ago

Very nice Sukanya! Now we need to start finding the ID's. I'll get back to you.

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West Bengal, India

Lat: 27.10, Long: 88.68

Spotted on Mar 10, 2019
Submitted on Mar 13, 2019

Spotted for Mission

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