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Unknown lichen discovered by sam (#4422)

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Sighting Info

Observed: August 23, 2014 @ 9:15 AM
Posted on: September 4, 2014 @ 10:56 PM (diff: 12 days)

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By Lessa on 9/8/2014 10:53:40 AM

Very unusual... is it a lichen, a fungus are a bole? I'd be interested to know what others in the group think...

What kind of tree is it on? Looks like you took it in a stand of mostly aspen along the trail. Bark looks like an ash to me.

By sam on 9/8/2014 5:46:37 PM

thanks for your comments. I didn't notice the kind of tree it was on. I do know it was a deciduous tree. it was mostly aspen along the trail, along with scattered birch, alder and coniferous. I am thinking it was on an aspen tree.

By Mac Pitcher on 1/18/2018 7:09:43 PM

Definitely not a lichen. The tree species is birch, note the typical peeling. The orange tinged bark is most likely an alga, likely Trentopolia. The fungus colour looks a bit off, but this may just be a(medicinal)fungus which occurs on birch, known as chaga. Typically it looks blackish. Eventually I will post a pic.

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