Fungus Among Us?

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Mike B in OKlahoma
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Fungus Among Us?

Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »


I have no real idea what this is, though I suspect a fungus of some sort. This is taken with a 180mm macro and 2x teleconverter at minimum focus distance, so it is quite small (I guess that would be 18mm from top to bottom of frame).
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Your fungus appears to be a Xanthoria lichen, containing the yellow pigment parietin. Parietin will turn a deep purple-red when caustic potash (potassium hydroxide solution) is placed on it. A good test for the species. Very colorful and beautiful shot of the lichen. :D

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Post by beetleman »

A beautiful lichen & photo Mike. I love these burnt orange colored lichens. An excellent find.
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Post by Erland R.N. »

Nice picture with very good focus, considering the magnification.

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