Eddy Lerpiniere el3233's picture

Orange Crustose

Observed: 17th February 2010 By: Eddy Lerpiniere...
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
Orange Crustose On A Tree
Description:

Orange Crustose found on a well shaded tree in a Reed Bed

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Orange Alga (Trentepohlia) interacts

Comments

gardener's picture

This one is an algae that

This one is an algae that often gets mistaken for a lichen - a Trentepohlia species.
If you look closely you can see that it is comprised of minute thread-like filaments

Eddy Lerpiniere el3233's picture

Thank you for that pointer,

Thank you for that pointer, I#ll look more closely at it when I return to that site

dejayM's picture

five years on

there are dozens of Trentepohlia posts, few with definitive or conclusive IDs
One could do worse than browse them all and read the comments. Only after doing this, was I able to offer a short sequence of inadequate pictures in my post here http://www.ispotnature.org/node/633539.
Alan Silverside has produced some welcome 'stuff' here http://www.bioref.lastdragon.org/Chlorophyta/Trentepohlia.html but I think he has recently admitted that it needs a revision.