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Crustose Lichen

Cryptothecia sp.

Description:

I am not sure if this is in the fungus family or lichens or what. This was what appeared to be a growth 80-90 cm across the widest part. The center was white there was a light green band close to the edge with the edge being white.

Habitat:

This was spotted on a tree in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador. I don't know trees so cannot tell you what kind of tree. It was made of wood :-)

Notes:

As I said, this may not even be something that should be posted. If not, please let me know and I will remove it. Fungi and lichens sound interesting and we are surrounded by rotting trees here so I should be able to get out and get some good photos.

No species ID suggestions

3 Comments

Tukup
Tukup 2 months ago

Thanks. Fungi are a completely new field for me. I didn't even give it a thought until I started seeing all the cool fungi pictures on here. Thanks for the help and the ID.

Machi
Machi 2 months ago

Lichens are classified under fungi on Project Noah

Machi
Machi 2 months ago

Yes, lichen. Cryptothecia.. Maybe Cryptothecia striata

Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.14, Long: -77.69

Spotted on Feb 4, 2019
Submitted on Feb 6, 2019

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