Category: Fungi & Lichens

Put the Lichen Back in Christmas!

Cryptothecia rubrocincta, the Christmas lichen; Volusia county, Florida (24 August 2013). In Florida (and elsewhere, of course), you’ll find much more than epiphytic plants such as the Resurrection fern growing atop the limbs and branches of our oak trees. One particularly nifty and cool…

Cyathus striatus, 15 July 2013

Cyathus striatus, the Fluted bird’s nest fungus; Lower coastal plain of Georgia (15 July 2013). The Fluted bird’s nest fungus, Cyathus striatus, is a small, diminutive, and modest species of fungi. Though most commonly seen in woodland habitats, they are also known to take…

Cladonia evansii, 02 March 2018

Cladonia evansii, the Powder puff deer lichen; Volusia county, Florida (02 March 2018). iPhone X photos. Following up from our previous post, here’s the second type of Cladonia lichen I often find in the somewhat sandy stretches of inland Volusia county. This is the…

Cladonia subtenuis, 02 March 2018

Cladonia subtenuis, the Dixie reindeer lichen; Volusia county, Florida (02 March 2018). iPhone X snapshots. The moss-like, plantish bundle of veiny green goodness you see here is actually a lichen — more specifically Cladonia subtenuis, the Dixie reindeer lichen. This is one of two…