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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Polyspores

A very good friend of mine has taught me a lot about various things. A recent lesson was the difference between lichen and polyspores. Everything that grew on trees were either lichen or fungi to me at that stage so I will share my newly aquired knowledge with you. :)

These are very tiny, each "leaf" being just a couple of milimetres across. If you look at the bottom of them, you can immediately see the difference to lichen as you can see where the spores are realeased from.
This is the top and it has a very fine pores pattern.
A closer look......
Closest…… looking like a close-up of ice crystals.
All the rain we are having has brought out it's colors.

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