Saturday, July 11, 2015

Botany picture #207: Usnea torulosa

Still not much to write about, but I recently discovered a few pictures of Tasmanian lichens that the local colleagues had given me names for. I have never done any science to them, but lichens are really interesting, both for their weird shapes and colours and their ability to grow under very hostile conditions. The above is apparently Usnea torulosa, Tasmania, 2012. At least the genus is no surprise, in this growth form it is fairly easy to recognise.

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