Observation 268764: Lichenothelia D. Hawksw.

When: 2017-01-30

Collection location: Foster Falls, Marion Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jonathan Carpenter (reallifeecology)

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cool!
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-03-03 14:16:56 CST (-0500)
Actually not lichenized
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2017-03-03 14:09:23 CST (-0500)

Small group of these “rock inhabitating fungi”, all black crusty obscure things. Apparently live opportunistically off of bacteria and algae and anything else that falls or leaches onto the rock. Frequently, e.g. Lichenothelia convexa, will overgrow lichens as well.

The
By: Jonathan Carpenter (reallifeecology)
2017-02-06 23:58:49 CST (-0500)

The whole rock is covered with this black lichen

what is the focus
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-02-05 19:35:16 CST (-0500)

of this observation?