Identification: Lichen? Fungus? Fractal?

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by allelopath, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. allelopath

    allelopath Active Member 10 Years

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    Two questions:

    1. Lichen? Fungus?

    2. The pattern is fractal, like a river drainage seen from space. Has anyone done simulation modeling of growth patterns like this?

    lichen1.jpg
    lichen3.jpg

    I should have included a size reference in the photo. The "tallest" one is about 3 cm. On limestone.

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    Anybody have access to this?
    FRACTAL GEOMETRY AND ECOLOGY OF LICHENS
     
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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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  3. allelopath

    allelopath Active Member 10 Years

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    Thank you, this looks like it!
     

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