Start to learn about lichens here...
A lichen is not a single organism; it is a stable symbiotic association between a fungus and algae and/or cyanobacteria.
Learn where lichens can live, what they need to survive, how they reproduce and what substances are found within lichens.
Learn about the main forms lichens take: Leprose, Crustose, Placodioid, Squamulose, Foliose, Fruticose and combinations of these!
Learn the words we use to describe the lichen symbiosis, growth forms, substrata, position, recording and identification.
For a full glossary of all lichen terms, please consult this PDF.