Observation 117856: Algae

When: 2012-10-28

Collection location: Spruce Lake Bog State Natural Area, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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I’m thinking Trentepohlia of some sort
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-11-26 18:00:39 PST (-0800)

But the granular texture doesn’t seem right, on second thought. Trentepohlia should be filamentous, not granular. Very odd color for a leprose lichen, though.

It looks like an orange sand under the microscope.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-11-25 08:28:47 PST (-0800)

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