Observation 65277: Trentepohlia Mart.
When: 2011-04-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I am not even positive this is a lichen, but I do remember it having been on this tree for years. I failed to observe the species of hardwood. It also is more red in real life than it is on my monitor.

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Wow, very cool!
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2011-04-07 04:33:05 CDT (-0400)


By: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)
2011-04-07 02:52:41 CDT (-0400)

This is an alga named Trentepohlia. The green of its chlorophyll is masked by the orange red of its beta-carotene. Here is a photo from a previous Botany Photo of the Day and an MO Observation from Point Lobos, CA.

Created: 2011-04-07 02:31:56 CDT (-0400)
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