Pyxie Cup Lichen

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Pyxie Cup lichen (Cladonia pyxidata). The stalked cup structures are fruiting bodies known as podetia. Moss (green) is seen growing at the base of the lichen. This common liken is also called trumpet or horn lichen. Lichens are organisms formed by the symbiotic association of a fungus and a green alga or cyanobacterium. They are able to produce nutrients through photosynthesis by the algal cells.  Cladonia lichen are classified as fruticose lichen due to the presence of erect structures. Magnification: 5x on 35mm camera sensor
Pyxie Cup lichen (Cladonia pyxidata). The stalked cup structures are fruiting bodies known as podetia. Moss (green) is seen growing at the base of the lichen. This common liken is also called trumpet or horn lichen. Lichens are organisms formed by the symbiotic association of a fungus and a green alga or cyanobacterium. They are able to produce nutrients through photosynthesis by the algal cells. Cladonia lichen are classified as fruticose lichen due to the presence of erect structures....
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