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Flavoparmelia Caperata


This is my observation of the lichen i observed on January 14, 2012 at MMS-our group/class went outside and my group found some lichen on a few trees next to each other in the woods and I think the trees were pine trees. The lichen I observed had a rough texture,green color. It was very cold outside about 0 degrees out there was about 7-10 cm of snow on the ground and very windy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Where we found the lichen was at the edge of the woods on a hill a little farther down the road to MMS. Evidence 1-This lichen has very broad lobes with a very wrinkly substance. Evidence 2-The lichen was growing on the sides of the tree in patches,just like the Flavoparmelia Caperata grows. Evidence 3-I measured the height of the lichen it was a 15cm patch like the Flavoparmelia Caperata grows.

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1 Comment

mmsbiodiversity36 8 years ago

I like the detail of the evidence that you put in. I think you might need to work on grammar and like where to put periods. Do you have any other pictures you could put on? I didn't even know what kind of tree the lichen was on.

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Maine, USA

Spotted on Jan 14, 2012
Submitted on Feb 7, 2012

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