Fruticose lichen growing from a tip of bark. Blue Mountains NP, Sydney.
I realised late last week that I had forgotten to upload the last two micrographs! Dreadfully sorry; I was preparing my first 40-minute speech ever for the Australian Plants Society, who funded part of my Honours work on the genetic contamination of the Moreton Bay fig (Ficus macrophylla). I couldn’t be more pleased with how the talk went, and that speech also marks the beginning of my PhD. It was a good week!
2015 03 28: Derp! I re-read this post and noticed that I had described this as foliose lichen. It’s actually fruticose. They, umm, sound the same, so I typed foliose while thinking fruticose.