A Foliose Lichen

I find all kinds of lichens when I pick up sticks in the yard.

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The larger lichen with the leafy appearance is a foliose lichen.

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Blister lichen, with the dark disc-shaped fruiting bodies, is also a foliose lichen. The leafy part shows better in the upper right of the picture.

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The black “hairs” along the edges of the lichen are called “cilia.” I seldom see them on lichens.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Therese Beavers on January 9, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Thanks, “Teach”. Informative and interesting, as usual.

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  2. Interesting as always.

    Reply

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