Observation 157896: Lichen P. Micheli
When: 2014-01-13

Notes: White granular to smooth crustose lichen on sycamore. Lichen appears to have subtle green cast not apparent in field and ‘striate’ distribution due to texture of sycamore bark.

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The black
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-01-16 13:05:57 CST (-0500)

seems to be dwarf fruiticose filimentous lichen in Brodo. The white I’d hazard are a crustose sterile lichen. There appears to be two different small ropey (thread?) lichens in the bottom half of the photo on the right-hand side. These are only visible when photo is on maximum enlargement. Maybe Ramalia?

I don’t see the the “cotton string attached to a small nail” – what part of the photo is that?

Daniel
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-01-15 21:26:53 CST (-0500)

Good question. I thought the widely distributed white stuff to be crust fungi until I took some closeup photos. The black stuff is most apparent due to removal of bark scales by me and probably is fungi. (Moral: take picture first, take samples second) I had not noticed it but will add it to my DNA run. I don’t know what stringy stuff you are mentioning. One photo would appear to have a piece of cotton string attached to a small nail – is that it?

Which
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-01-15 01:04:47 CST (-0500)

lichen are you referencing here, Martin? The black, the white or the stringy white?

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