Wild Florida Photo - Lichen on Tree

Lichen on Tree

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge


This lichen was spotted on a tree trunk along the Florida Trail in the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, not far from Shepherd Spring.
Lichen are composite organisms made up of fungi hosting either algae or cyanobacteria in a symbiotic relationship.

For a taxonomic tree and links to other fungi posted on Wild Florida Photo see the Fungi at Wild Florida Photo page.


Categories: fungi

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