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Unknown spotting

Description:

It has the size of a saucer, displayed in layers. Medium green, texture like a dry sponge. It has what seems to be spores in the underside. Growing on a tree at Atlantic forest.




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15 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Yes your bugs are world famous. I kept a customised 'show standard' 71 Type3 squareback for many years and had to source most parts from Brazil.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Mark, one thing that always amazed me is how similar mexican and brazilian bugs are - considering that we are almost 10,000 Km apart! We have the same bugs (including the four wheeled, VW sp...). About a blue lichen, well... where did I let that paint box... hmmm...

Arya
Arya 5 years ago

You're right, they look very similar. Now we just have to wait until Luis get's a reply!

I also agree with Mark. You and Luis go find a blue one now

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Wow I'm wanting to see some of this for real. Very similar to Luis' . I should have guessed you would have one too Sergio. Could you please find a blue one :-)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Luis, I don't know any lichen expert here, maybe you could forward this spotting to the Duke U. guys? I always wanted to know what this is.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Yes Sergio. They look very similar.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

ah asergio, nice to hear , thank you and btw, at your spotting did i thought this morning!! take a look at this spotting ( http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/893... ), please compare it ! does it maybe remind you at yours. i noticed the orange point ?!! maybe some subspecies, surely not the same, but maybe a direction !!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

No problem, Alex, it is done.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

hi asergio, i'd like to ask , if you want to submit this spotting to the "lichen" mission ( http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8624... ), maybe it gets more seen and maybe there is someone , who can help you further with an id.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 7 years ago

I'd go for lichen too, although I've never seen one quite like this! Great spotting!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

By the way, your new profile pic is very nice.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Alex, moss is very common around here, but I never saw one like this. They usually grow in a line, not in layers like this one. The orange pearls seemed to be part of the structure, not a separated feature. Soon I'll be back to that area, then I'll give it another look and take new pics.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

lichen ??? maybe ( i dont think , this big structure can come from a tree disease. ; i doubt animal-build; ) fungi not directly but lichen could i believe. or common moss !! What was the orange pearls at the underside of the underside. Do you prefer pores or was it some seperate jelly-fungi. But as said, i also suspect lichen.

AnnaWhipkey
AnnaWhipkey 7 years ago

looks like an epiphyte, some kind of moss or fern?

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

hmmm mysterious.

PR, Brazil

Lat: -25.48, Long: -48.83

Spotted on Nov 22, 2011
Submitted on Nov 23, 2011

Spotted for mission

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