Observation 104752: Collemopsidium Nyl.

When: 2012-08-03

Collection location: Lourinhã, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Growing in the intertidal zone. The only visible part of this lichen is the immersed perithecia on the barnacle.
According to “lastdragon” there are at least three similar species growing on shells (barnacles, limpets and others): C. foveolatum, C. halodytes and C. sublitorale. These specimens probably belong to the first species, the one with smaller perithecia, but the others are not excluded. I’m not sure how the separate them.

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salt water tolerant lichen…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-04-26 11:41:36 CDT (-0400)

who knew?

damn, there’s a niche for everybody, eh?

Pretty wacky, right?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-08-12 13:55:11 CDT (-0400)

I guess it has no competition! :)

as if the photos weren’t enough
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-08-12 10:32:12 CDT (-0400)

it’s a lichen… on a barnacle.

Beautiful composition in first photo
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-08-12 03:20:01 CDT (-0400)
I agree.
By: zaca
2012-08-11 17:54:37 CDT (-0400)

And so close to us at the beach …

Absolutely amazing.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-08-11 17:15:22 CDT (-0400)

This has got to be one of my favorite observations.

Created: 2012-08-11 17:05:45 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2012-08-11 17:06:21 CDT (-0400)
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