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Lepraria lichen

Lepraria sp.

Description:

White, crusty when touched, when I touched it, it came off as a powdery white substance on my finger. Family- Uncertain Lichen Family Genus- Lepraria Species- Lepraria

Notes:

HEIDI COULOMBE January 19, 2012 I think that this might be Lepraria lichen. It was crusty when I looked at it. But when I touched it it came off as a powdery white substance on my finger. Here’s my evidence: https://www.google.com/search?aq=f&i... pictures of Lepraria+sp.+ - Google Search pictures of Lepraria+sp.+ - Google Search Foliose Lichens on trees - Google Search Squirrel's View: Lichen classification of the lichen lepraria - Google Search classification of the lichen - Google Search Dust Lichen (Lepraria) - Plants Database. Features, reviews, ratings. classification of lichens - Google Search Classification Kingdom- Fungi Subkingdom- Superdivision- Division- Class- Subclass- Order- Family- Uncertain Lichen Family Genus- Lepraria Species- Lepraria

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1 Comment

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Nice spot mmsbiodiversity29!
Lichen is a very interesting organism as it is actually a symbiosis (an interdependent relationship) between an algae & a fungus. You should also consider adding this spotting to the Symbiotic Relationships mission.

mmsbiodiversity29
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mmsbiodiversity29

Maine, USA

Spotted on Feb 3, 2012
Submitted on Feb 3, 2012

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