Lichens on tree

Lichens on tree

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Caption: Lichens on a tree. Two types of lichen (Xanthoria sp. yellow/green, lower left, and Parmelia sulcata, small green/grey area, upper left) on the branch of a larch tree (Larix decidua). Lichens are mutualistic (mutually beneficial) associations between a fungus and an alga. The alga produces carbohydrates for the fungus by photosynthesis, whilst the fungus protects the alga from harsh conditions. Lichens are found growing on the surfaces of trees and rocks. On trees they are epiphytes: they live on, but do not harm, their host. Parmelia sulcata is common throughout the northern temperate zone.

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Keywords: alga, algae, association, botany, branch, epiphyte, epiphytes, epiphytic, fungi, fungus, larch, larix decidua, lichen, lichens, mutualism, mutualist, mutualistic, mutualists, nature, parmelia sulcata, plant, shoot, symbioses, symbiosis, symbiotic, tree, xanthoria sp.

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