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Unknown lichen discovered by Marnhull (#237)

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Sighting Info

Observed: June 12, 2010 @ 4:00 PM
Posted on: June 14, 2010 @ 12:19 PM (diff: 2 days)
Comments:
I think this species was posted earlier in the year, however this new find shows a 'shred-like' appearance, as if somebody had thrown cake batter against the White spruce. For scale, the cut branch is about 3 cm in diameter. BTW, I was struck in the back by a low flying robin while taking this picture. We both survived to live another day.

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By Mac Pitcher on 6/14/2010 1:45:44 PM

This is possibly an Ochrolechia, our most common being Ochrolechia androgyna. It is difficult however to be sure even of the genus from a photo. Ochrolechia is also known as Saucer Lichen or Cudbear, and it's use as a source of clothing dye was discovered by the Cuthbert (Cudbear) family. mac

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