Bohemia Ecological Preserve

This may be a Tube Lichen (Hypogymnia spp.) with several reproductive structures. Some lichens have 2 kinds of spore producing bodies so that they can reproduce both sexually (asci cups for spores) and asexually along the edges. Lichens are combinations of a fungus that provides structure and support, plus an alga that produces sugars. Fungal spores are present everywhere and are a frequent cause of allergies.