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Here's What You'll Need to Start Foraging Mushrooms (New York Times 7/13/20)
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Lichens are amazing organisms. They are all around us and we hardly notice them. Found on soil, tree bark, rocks and even some under water, they are actually two organisms living together (symbiosis). The major component is a fungus (mycobiont), hence they are classified as fungi — the vast majority being ascomycetes. Lichens are fungi that have taken up farming, and they are known as lichenizedfungi. There are four major growth forms — crustose, foliose, fruticoseandsquamulose.
To see the page on Lichens written by Dorothy Smullen, follow this link...