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Observer

mjpapay

Date

January 2024

Description

In an Oak-Hickory woodland with a few Pines, Pinus taeda and Pinus echinata.

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Observer

mjpapay

Date

January 2024

Description

This lichen is so infrequently observed, I decided to post another observation from the same rusting steel pole as my other two observations of the same day. I found this nice rosette in accompaniment of a Xanthoparmlia cumberlandia I had photographed, here intruding at the upper left in this photo cropped from the original.

EDIT: Link to my 2 other observations - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/197414055

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What

Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula)

Observer

rroutledge

Date

January 2024

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What

Jelly Lichen (Leptogium corticola)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

January 2024

Description

1st photo - loose fragment from forest floor beside the rock, the fragment presumably dislodged by the Squirrel that had used the rock as place to shuck and eat its Hickory nuts, the evidence I cleaned-up so as to present a clean specimen for photography.

Epipetric/saxicolous, not the usual epiphytic habit on tree bark.

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Observer

mjpapay

Date

January 2024

Description

At the 6 o'clock position, there appears to be an apothecium with an orange hue to the disc/cup, and a lobulate or phyllidiate rim.

Abundant pycnidia.

Hydrated condition from today's rain. Yesterday the lichen escaped my attention, so the desiccated color is presumably a dull brown or gray similar to the bark of the Loblolly Pine, Pinus taeda, branch on which it was found.

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What

Diverse-leaved Bristle Moss (Blindiadelphus diversifolius)

Observer

carl-adam

Date

November 2023

Description

Limestone rockface in shaded forest.

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Speckled Greenshield Lichens (Genus Flavopunctelia)

Observer

fawhale

Date

November 28, 2023 11:28 AM -03

Description

Found on a common coyway growing in a rainforest on the delta of the baker river, near tortel. Growing at 5m above sea level, and between 1-4 meters on trees. The “leaves” of the lichen were up to 4 cm wide and had a pale light mint green color on top and a creamy white color underneath with large orange brown spots. The “leaves” were also very curled and textured, giving them volume away from the trunk of the tree although some of them above the rest of the leaves were flush against the tree. I wonder if the orange/brown patches on the underside are to release spores, and if not what their function is

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What

Red-fruited Pixie Cup (Cladonia pleurota)

Observer

jwalewski

Date

December 5, 2023 11:13 AM CST

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What

Bushy Beard Lichen (Usnea strigosa)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

December 2023
Fungi

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Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

November 2023

Description

The observation is for the protrusions on the upper surface of this Dermatocarpon (for which a separate observation has been made: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/192663915).

I conjecture that they are the result of a lichenicolous fungus, but that speculation is not affirmed by the Flora of Lichenicolous Fungi, 2022, the contents of which do not include the genus Dermatocarpon.

EDIT, 30 November 2023, 6:46pm Eastern Standard Time: Flora of Lichenicolous Fungi, 2022, pages 265-6, does have Tremella umbilicariae, known to parasitize species of Umbilicaria, of which Dermatocarpon is a related genus.

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Observer

sheakm

Date

November 2023

Description

growing on Xanthoparmelia

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What

String-of-sausage Lichen (Usnea articulata)

Observer

claritali

Date

April 19, 2022 10:52 AM CEST

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What

Lichen-carrying Green Lacewing (Leucochrysa pavida)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

October 2023

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What

Fluorescent Rock Buttons (Buellia mamillana)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

October 2023

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Frosted Lichens (Genus Physconia)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

October 2023

Description

Matches the description of Physconia subaquila.

  • upper desiccated surface gray-green
  • hydrated upper surface deep green
  • perimeter of lobes with frosted upper surface
  • lower surface black
  • on rock/saxicolous/epipetric
  • east-facing vertical rock
  • in a humid environment above the waters of the river
  • apothecia absent (any Anaptychia palmulata of this size would be adorned with dozens of apothecia)

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Robbins' Cup Lichen (Cladonia robbinsii)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

October 2023

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What

Slender Rosette Lichen (Physcia subtilis)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

October 2023

Description

1st photo - desiccated condition/color
2nd photo - hydrated condition with millimeter scale
3rd photo - larger view
4th photo - rock face with many large colonies (the largest gathering and of the largest colonies that I have ever seen)
5th photo - smaller rosette

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What

Common Clam Lichen (Hypocenomyce scalaris)

Observer

carl-adam

Date

October 2023

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What

Aquatic Pelt Lichen (Peltigera hydrothyria)

Observer

evanescent_asci

Date

October 9, 2023 10:28 AM EDT

Description

Two underwater individuals in Sages Ravine Brook, 6 inches submerged in removed eddies under boulders on lodged rocks. Undisturbed headwaters. Mature hemlock/deciduous forest. pH 6.9. 49.5 deg F. EC: 4-10.

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What

Pustule Crust Lichen (Lepra pustulata)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

October 2023

Description

On a Red Maple.

2nd photo more clearly shows the granular cup nascent apothecia of this lichen Family.

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Century Plants (Genus Agave)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

October 2023

Description

Agave schidigera x lechuguilla-x-lophantha


In 2015, an Agave schidigera flowered in my garden, and onto its flowers I placed pollen of Agave lechuguilla x lophantha donated by Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery & Juniper Level Botanic Garden.

This is an offset from the best seedling of that cross. Juniper Level Botanic Garden retains the resplendent original seedling.

This has proven to be perfectly winter hardy (USDA Zone 7b), and does not suffer from the high humidity or heavy rainfall of the Eastern North Carolina climate.

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What

Slender Rosette Lichen (Physcia subtilis)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

October 2023

Description

On a mid-channel bedrock exposure in the Haw River. This species occurs only on the tallest rocks at a height that is less frequently inundated - that is to say it is normally well above the most densely populated Peltula euploca zone.

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Wand Lichen (Cladonia rei)

Observer

vesaoikonen

Date

October 1, 2023 03:18 PM EEST

Description

Medulla K-, UV+.

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What

Tree Stipplescale (Placidium arboreum)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

October 2023

Description

On the trunk of a wind-felled Carya tomentosa.

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What

Eastern Black Trumpet (Craterellus fallax)

Observer

mjpapay

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Obscure Shield Lichen (Heterodermia obscurata)

Observer

mjpapay

Description

  • lower surface is orange