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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 a week 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 a week ago

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

SukanyaDatta a week ago

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

Brian38 a week ago

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

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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