Observation 298886: Non-fungal

Notes:
Alison and a few days later I saw this on rocks and trees. There’s netting over egg like organisms.
I have a specimen – a stick with this on it.

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Copyright © 2017 Alison Pollack
Copyright © 2017 Alison Pollack
Copyright © 2017 Alison Pollack
Copyright © 2017 Alison Pollack
16ths next to stick
16ths next to stick
Copyright © 2018 Alison Pollack
Copyright © 2018 Alison Pollack
Copyright © 2018 Alison Pollack
Copyright © 2018 Pepe Vallenas
Found an old specimen when cleaning out car trunk.

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Used references: Pepe Vallenas wrote, “I would say this is a lichen. The radiating growth pattern is very typical. In the magnified image we see the algal layer or photobionts and the loosely interwoven medulla or fungal hyphae” and sent a link about life cycle of lichen. Fungal hyphae protect it.
http://lifeofplant.blogspot.com/2011/03/lichens.html
-13% (2)
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Looks like some sort of sponge
By: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)
2019-06-07 00:49:35 CDT (-0400)

The gemmules within the solid lattice make sense for that, plus it growing on rocks and wood at the edge of a river.

When Tom Bruns looked at this in a scope
By: Debbie Klein (dejaklein)
2018-03-15 21:30:35 CDT (-0400)

He found it was not a fungus nor a slime mold.

Who’s Jason?
By: Debbie Klein (dejaklein)
2018-03-15 19:19:38 CDT (-0400)

Where did he say he doubts it’s a lichen?

if Jason
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2018-03-15 18:56:59 CDT (-0400)

is doubtful about it being a lichen, it is doubtfully a lichen.

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