glumshoe: Evernia prunastri, or oakmoss, growing on a tree near…

Friday, April 14th, 2017

glumshoe:

Evernia prunastri, or oakmoss, growing on a tree near town. Despite its name, oakmoss is not a moss or a plant of any kind, but a lichen.

Lichens are composite organisms made up of at least two separate species of fungus growing in partnership with one or more species of algae or Cyanobacteria. Lichens are real world “fusions” – distinct, unrelated organisms from different biological kingdoms combining to form unique life forms greater than the sum of their parts. The composite fungi provides protection while the algae supplies nutrients. Different combinations of fungi and algaes produce visually distinct types of lichens.

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fungusqueen:British soldier lichen (Cladonia cristatella) I’ve…

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

fungusqueen:

British soldier lichen (Cladonia cristatella)

I’ve only ever (knowingly) seen these on tumblr. I’d love to see them in the world, though.

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macroramblings: Lichen is amazing.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

macroramblings:

Lichen is amazing.

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steepravine: Stunning British Soldier Lichen Macros (Ontonagon,…

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

steepravine:

Stunning British Soldier Lichen Macros

(Ontonagon, Michigan – 8/2016)

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mostlythemarsh: Alive

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

mostlythemarsh:

Alive

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Mammoth Creek lichen

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Mammoth Creek lichen

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Mammoth Creek lichen

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Mammoth Creek lichen

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Mammoth Creek lichen

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Mammoth Creek lichen

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Photo

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

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strix-tristitia: When you almost blend into the bokeh…

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

strix-tristitia:

When you almost blend into the bokeh…

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textless: Lichen on petrified wood in the Bisti Badlands, April…

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

textless:

Lichen on petrified wood in the Bisti Badlands, April 2016.

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mostlythemarsh: Old Man’s Beard

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

mostlythemarsh:

Old Man’s Beard

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northwestnaturalist: Hypogymnia heterophylla “Seaside Bone…

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

northwestnaturalist:

Hypogymnia heterophylla “Seaside Bone Lichen” 

Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Marin County, CA
December 29, 2015
Robert Niese

A true coastal species, H. heterophylla is regularly found along the Pacific from California’s North Coastal Redwood Forests through British Columbia. There are three species with a similar growth habit found west of the Cascades. H. heterophylla is characterized by having many dichotomous branches that occur at 45 degrees, forming a series of perpendicular branch patterns. Another species, H. imshaugii, rarely has a similar branching pattern but, when broken open, H. imshaugii has white interiors while H. heterophylla has black interiors. A third species, H. inactiva, also has a similar growth habit and dark interiors, but rarely exhibits perpendicular branches. While both H. imshaugii and H. inactiva are found east to Montana and Idaho, H. heterophylla is restricted to coastal forests only.

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theotterexplorer: Feeling pretty surrounded by cherry…

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

theotterexplorer:

Feeling pretty surrounded by cherry blossoms!

Cute overload! And the non-lichen parts of the post are pretty cool too.

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perpetuallytransient: British Soldier Lichen (Cladonia…

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

perpetuallytransient:

British Soldier Lichen (Cladonia cristatella)

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Made some new friends on my hike last Sunday.

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Made some new friends on my hike last Sunday.

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dendroica: Reindeer lichen probablyCladonia arbuscula (by…

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

dendroica:

Reindeer lichen, probably Cladonia arbuscula (by me)

Whoa; seriously fruticose.

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mostlythemarsh: Abandoned Whoa.

Monday, March 28th, 2016

mostlythemarsh:

Abandoned

Whoa.

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I’ve started paying more attention to lichen. This has involved…

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

I’ve started paying more attention to lichen. This has involved meeting some new friends, and new words. Please say hello to crustose (left) and fruticose (right).

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