Observation 96143: Physcia stellaris (L.) Nyl.

When: 2012-05-27

Collection location: Indian Lake County Park, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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Come now, I’m not against fungi
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-02 21:52:22 CDT (-0400)

This is just lichens demonstrating opportunism. Very capitalistic of them. Apiosporina releases extra nutrients from the unfortunate host so that many diverse species may benefit. How very unselfish of it. (But what did the host do to deserve this treatment??)

By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-06-02 21:36:50 CDT (-0400)

The purpose of this posting was not to show off Physcia stellaris (yawn…), and the bevy of smaller neighbors accompanying it (like Candelariella , Phaeophyscia etc.) but to display the way it grows on Black Knot Fungus Apiosporina morbosa . I’m sure Jason will be happy since it shows triumph of the lichen over the mushroom :-)

Created: 2012-06-02 21:30:18 CDT (-0400)
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