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Burra Maluca
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Joined: Apr 03, 2010
Posts: 7143
Location: Portugal Zone 9 Mediterranean Climate
I just noticed this growing on the van we emigrated with seven years ago. It hasn't been used for years and it seems to be getting taken over by lichen!

I always thought lichen grew really slowly, but these seem to be making pretty good progress. There are some 'frondy' types, too, which I always thought were supposed to be an indicator of good air quality.

I think maybe I won't bother washing it for a few more years. It makes a good shed, anyway...

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Fred Morgan

Joined: Sep 29, 2009
Posts: 976
Location: Northern Zone, Costa Rica - 200 to 300 meters Tropical Humid Rainforest
And I thought I was bad about getting around to washing the car... lol

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Leila Rich

Joined: May 24, 2010
Posts: 3999
Location: Wellington, New Zealand. Temperate, coastal, sandy, windy,
I think lichen's very beautiful and I just found out it's a composite of fungus and algae, not a single organism. Cool!
It was all very well learning that the catastrophic late blight this year is a neither here-nor- there oomycete,
but the most damage I've seen lichen do is dyeng natural-wool jersies a disconcerting greenish-brown.
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