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Hole-punch lichen

Menegazzia subsimilis

Description:

This foliose lichen's thallus is green around the rim and pale toward the middle. It was around 5 inches in diameter and grew on a tree with moss-covered, white bark (possibly red alder or birch). The fungus belongs to Ascomycota.

Habitat:

Found in a montane forest in North Cascades National Park, Washington.

Notes:

May represent a new species for Project Noah and there happens to be no common name for it. The Menegazzia genus encompasses the tree flute or honeycombed lichens, which are named for their uniquely perforated appearance.

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2 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Tukup. I’m looking forward to spotting a moth soon too!

Tukup
Tukup 4 weeks ago

A first sighting for PN is cool. Nice series Mauna. Waiting for your moth for this years Moth Week :-)

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Washington, USA

Lat: 48.67, Long: -121.27

Spotted on Jun 12, 2019
Submitted on Jul 14, 2019

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