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Whiteworm Lichen

Thamnolia sp.


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


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


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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Machi 3 weeks ago

Thanks everyone for the nice comments and the nomination!

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 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 a month ago

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

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Alaska, USA

Lat: 57.79, Long: -152.44

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

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