Observation 281695: Ascomycota Caval.-Sm.

When: 2017-07-08

Collection location: Lackawanna State Forest, Thornhurst, Lackawanna Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Notes:
On a rhododendron leaf.

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Fascianting!
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-07-14 08:53:01 CDT (-0400)

Although not quite fascinating enough for me to spend the $125 :-) Lifted from the description of the book… “This volume treats an enigmatic group of organisms: lichens that grow on living leaves of vascular plants…” I suppose rhododendron is a candidate since the robust leaves persist on the plant for long periods.

Thanks.

BTW, I still have this. If anyone has an interest in this, I’ll pass it along.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-07-14 00:06:28 CDT (-0400)
Danny, it’s a surprise to me…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-07-13 23:18:39 CDT (-0400)

that a lichen would become established in a habitat that is apparently fleeting. The leaf will presumably soon rot away. My concept of lichen is an organism that persists on soil, wood, or a rock.

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