These red parts appeared on the ends of stalks on a lichen growing at the base of a pine tree. Are they a reproductive stage?
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An excellent picture Tom.
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More about Lichen reproduction here http://www.lichens.ie/biology-of-lichens/reproduction/
Lat/Lng: 57.9606, -4.4091
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