Photos Lichens and Mosses

A Spiny Leaf Insect mimics a lichen-covered twig. Photo: Cairns Aquarium, David Clode.

Some photos of lichens and mosses. Free downloadable photos of lichens, mosses and ferns (and possibly fungi later).

 

 

 

 

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Tassel fern (Lycopodium cultivar). Cairns Botanic gardens, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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Blue tassel fern (Lycopodium cultivar). Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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A huge sphagnum moss mound, about two metres wide and about three quarters of a metre high. Near the Goblin Forest in Tasmania, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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Sphagnum moss mound (a different one to the photo above). About 2 metres wide and about three quarters of a metre high. Near the Goblin Forest, Blue Tiers National Park, Tasmania, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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Sphagnum moss mounds, near the Goblin Forest, Tasmania. Photo: David Clode.

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Forest floor covered in lichens. Cool temperate forest. Goblin Forest, Tasmania, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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Miniature lichen forest growing on a granite rock. Goblin Forest, Tasmania. Photo: David Clode.

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The presence of a wide diversity of lichens is often an indication of an unpolluted atmosphere. Lichens growing on a tree trunk in Kuranda, (tropical highland rain forest) North Queensland, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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A diversity of Lichens usually indicates an unpolluted atmosphere. Photo: Kuranda, Australia, by David Clode.

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Two camouflaged katydids. Hartleys Crocodile Adventures, North Queensland, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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Leaf stem of Amorphophallus variabilis x A. decus-silvae. This is a young leaf stem, with a smooth surface, and about 5cm in diameter. In the rain forest, there are many insects and animals looking for soft young plant growth to eat, and this camouflage mimics an old, lichen-covered tree stem, which may possibly help to protect it from being eaten. Photo: David Clode.

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A Spiny Leaf Insect mimics a lichen-covered twig. Photo: Cairns Aquarium, David Clode.

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A Spiny Leaf Insect which mimics a lichen-covered twig. Photo: Cairns aquarium, David Clode.

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Macro photo of lichen. Goblin Forest, Tasmania. Photo: David Clode.

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Spanish moss and lichen growing on a palm tree trunk. Lake Barrine, North Queensland, Australia (highland tropical rain forest). Photo David Clode.

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Orange lichens growing on granite boulders, Binalong Bay, Tasmania, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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Photo: Ben Klea on unsplash.com. (Cool temperate forest, North America?).

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Mosses and lichens growing on old bamboo culms. Cairns, Australia (tropical lowland rain forest). Photo: David Clode.

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A young fern (probably Asplenium sp.) germinating on a bamboo culm. Cairns, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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Australian water fern Blechnum nudum. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Lichen covered boulders, Binalong Bay, Tasmania, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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Lichens and mosses growing on a palm tree in Cairns (tropical lowland rain forest). Photo: David Clode.

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Growth on a palm tree trunk in Cairns, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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Mosses growing on a Bodhi tree Ficus religiosa, the type of three that Buddha sat under to try to gain enlightenment. Cairns Esplanade, Australia. photo: David Clode.

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Lichen clump growing on twigs, Goblin Forest, Tasmania. Photo: David Clode.

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Mossy tree trunks, Goblin Forest, Tasmania. Photo: David Clode.

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Moss on a tree trunk, Goblin Forest. Photo: David Clode.

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Sphagnum moss close up. Goblin Forest, Tasmania. Photo: David clode.

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Lycopodium sp.? Goblin forest, Tasmania. Photo: David Clode.

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Mossy stream. Goblin Forest, Tasmania. Photo: David Clode.

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Lichen on a tree stump. Goblin Forest, Tasmania, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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Lichen clumps, Goblin Forest, Tasmania. Photo: David Clode.

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Hopefully more to come.

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