The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Botany picture #73: lichen growing on wire
Another lichen from last weekend, this one from our Sunday trip. These fruticose lichens are growing on wire fence (!) in the Sanctuary of Tidbinbilla. Tough little chimeras, they need nothing but a foothold, everything else they get from the air and rain.