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Unknown Lichen observation by Marnhull (#237)
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Observation on: June 12, 2010 @ 16:00
| Posted on: June 14, 2010 @ 10:49
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 12:15:44 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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