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Whiteworm Lichen

Thamnolia sp.

Description:

I find patches of these scattered around the mountain ridges. They are bleach white with little nodules on them.

Habitat:

Among lots of crowberry and tundra plants at the top of Pillar Mountain

Notes:

Lichens are composite organisms that are composed of algae or cyanobacteria living among multiple fungi species in a mutualistic symbiotic relationship

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6 Comments

Machi
Machi 3 weeks ago

Thanks everyone for the nice comments and the nomination!

Tukup
Tukup 3 weeks ago

Way to go Machi. Beautiful close ups. Congratulations on the nomination.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 weeks ago

How bizarre. Such a cool spotting, Machi. Congrats on your nomination.

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 weeks ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 weeks ago

Wonderful spotting Machi. Thanks for posting it here.

Tukup
Tukup a month ago

Great series Machi. Fungus/Lichen seems to be a never ending new field for me. Thanks for sharing.

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Alaska, USA

Lat: 57.79, Long: -152.44

Spotted on Aug 26, 2019
Submitted on Sep 12, 2019

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