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Small cluster of very adult Caribou Moss.
Don't get confused by it's common name - it's a lichen.
Yeah, I just saw that! It's amazing! He's lucky to live in one of the most diverse countries on earth.
:) yea, getting closer...but you better don't look back at me chasing you ;)You'd better catch up with Sergio...he's close to 1300 ;)
Cool, looks like a mini forest. I see you're getting close to 1000 spottings too, keep it up Lars!
Yea, saw it, liked it - and it shows exactly what I meant...the ends are way more filigrane than on the Caribou moss (wich is indeed confusingly also called Reindeer moss...sometimes scientists really astonish me.. ;))
I just put a Cladonia portentosa, it looks much more fine divided than yours. It is also called reindeer lichen!!! :)
How can help complicate, arlanda? - I thank you :)But your last suggest also looks too filigrane at it's ends to me. As for now, the Caribou moss matches best in my opinion.But I'll keep it in mind as uncertain. You can bet on that :)
Lars and arlanda - what a team!
Sorry if I complicate things
Sorry, I did not see your last comment. Does not look very much like http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/Cladon...I found another one: Cladonia arbusculahttp://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/Cladon...
Thanks arlanda.It's pretty sure the C. rangiferina. I'd say more likely than the portentosa, because rangiferina is not that thin and filigrane like the portentosa.
In any case it is a Cladonia sp., either C. portentosa, rangiformis or furcata.
It is hard to say from that magnification. C. furcata has small holes at the axils, where the ramifications begin. C. furcata is very variable and I am not sure that always forms cussion like growth-cluster, see for example http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/Cladon...
Thank you for the suggest, arlanda - you really worked on your lichen expertise as it seems.But I am not sure about the suggest - look at this typical habitus of their cussion like growth-cluster: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cladon...
Cladonia sp., maybe furcata, check http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/937...
Yea, that was crossing my mind as well, Argybee - looking really like a separated, micro forest
Strange little forest. Nice.
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Spotted on Mar 6, 2012 Submitted on Mar 6, 2012