5083 thumb Lichens of Alaska's South Coast

"Lichens are specialized fungi that 'farm' algae as a food source. Unlike molds, mildews, and muchrooms that parasitize or scavenge food from other organisms, the fungus of a lichen cultivates tiny algae and/or blue-green bacteria (called cyanobacteria) within the fabric of interwoven fungal ...more ↓

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Beaded Tube Lichen 1
Hypogymnia apinnata
5130537219 0e396bc8ed m
Gray Lung Lichen 2
Lobaria hallii
Small
Cabbage Lung Lichen 3
Lobaria linita
Small
Arctic Kidney Lichen 4
Nephroma arcticum
3836101271 0a99943787 m
Tree Lungwort 5
Lobaria pulmonaria
340817877 ade84ab2f2 m
Lettuce Lichen 6
Lobaria oregana
5130537235 8cdf7833d0 m
Pimpled Kidney Lichen 2
Nephroma resupinatum
4426281400 7068d4cc14 m
Salted Shield Lichen 1
Parmelia saxatilis
4169207049 54025e1450 m
tree pelt lichen 1
Peltigera collina
3838497735 0b76021abb m
Flaky Freckle Pelt Lichen 2
Peltigera britannica
4169216587 456b381894 m
Varied Rag Lichen 1
Platismatia glauca
4160982921 167f2a4747 m
Rock Tripes 8
Umbilicaria
18103843180 0b9ccfffec m
Toy Soldiers 1
Cladonia bellidiflora
Gray Horsehair Lichen
Bryoria capillaris
4949412769 90b96301ec m
Witch's Hair 1
Alectoria sarmentosa
Small
Smooth Horn Lichen 9
Cladonia gracilis
6176257165 03506720b0 m
gray reindeer lichen 10
Cladonia rangiferina
60827 260 190
Farinose Cartilage Lichen 11
Ramalina farinacea
Waterfingers Lichen
Siphula ceratites
Ancient Coral Lichen
Sphaerophorus venerabilis
Small
Whiteworm Lichen 12
Thamnolia subuliformis
5350165736 57f08db5f3 m
Candy Lichen 1
Icmadophila ericetorum
Orange Boulder Lichen
Porpidia flavocaerulescens
3158595221 d5034a6755 m
Map Lichen 14
Rhizocarpon geographicum

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