Another New Lichen

This lichen grew on a dead tree, near a trail, along a lake.

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I was able to identify it with my Lichens of the North Woods book.

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It’s a Smooth Axil-bristle Lichen (Myelochroa galbina).

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The size of the fruiting bodies varied considerably. It looks as if the cups opened, and a thin “sheet” of spores flaked off.

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It was quite a variable lichen.

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One response to this post.

  1. That’s an interesting one that I’ve never seen or heard of. It’s a beauty and you got some great photos of it. I know how hard that is to do!

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