newly discovered lichen named for Obama

Reply Sun 19 Apr, 2009 02:04 pm
A California scientist has discovered a new species of lichen, a plant growth that looks a bit like moss, and has named it in honor of President Obama.

Details of the discovery are carried in the journal Opuscula Philolichenu .

Kerry Knudsen, lichen curator of the University of California, Riverside Herbarium, found the species -- now known as Caloplaca obamae -- two years ago on Santa Rosa Island in California.
For those with adequate intellectual capacity the following information will aid in clarification of the Caloplaca obama; The species has a well developed hypothallus of rhizohyphae and discreet patches of orange granules mostly 30"50 μm in diameter, usually coalesced and adhering to one another.
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Reply Sun 19 Apr, 2009 02:13 pm
_ _ _ _ Trouble With Lichen - ever read that?
Reply Sun 19 Apr, 2009 02:52 pm
I'm not really lichen Obama, but doesn't the average lichen seem a bit sedentary for the comparison?
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