Cup Lichen

Cladonia furcata

This photo shows a dried specimen of a Lichen, which is a complex symbiotic relationship between a a fungi and an alga. It is often found growing on soil amongst mosses but this specimen was found on a dead tree.

It is one of the lichens that research has shown, contains chemicals active against free radicals, bacteria and tumours.

Created on ... June 22, 2012
See photo of a living lichen.