Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lichens of Denali, Alaska

Alaska Lichen Photo Series, Part II: Lichens of Denali

Vulpicida tilesii

Sphaerophorus fragilis

Ochrolechia upsaliensis

Physconia muscigena

Xanthoria elegans

[All photos by Brendan Hodkinson]
[Funded by NSF Award DEB-0640956.] 


  1. Are these specific to Alaska, or specimens of more general lichens that you found there? Would they all be found in similar habitats?

  2. These species can all be found outside of Alaska as well, but they seem especially well-adapted to the Arctic weather!