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Deutsch: Flechten, symbiotische Lebensgemeinschaften zwischen Pilzen mit einem oder mehreren Photosynthese betreibenden Partnern.
English: Lichens are composite organisms consisting of a symbiotic association of a fungus (the mycobiont) with a photosynthetic partner (the photobiont or phycobiont).


1. Categorize the picture according to its species. If that category doesn't exist, you will have to create it. You can check that you are using the currently accepted name, and find all synonyms at the Index Fungorum. You can find the currently accepted taxonomy of any genus at the Outline of Ascomycota - 2007.
2. Put the picture in the gallery for that species. If that gallery doesn't exist, you will have to create it. All galleries of lichen species are placed in the category Lichens, as well as the category for that species.
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composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria living among filaments of multiple fungi in a symbiotic relationship
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3. If the lichen is only identified to the genus level, categorize it according to its genus, and place it in the gallery for that genus.
4. If the lichen is unidentified, categorize it as Unidentified lichens.
5. If the picture is applicable to lichens in general, categorize it as Lichens. Keep in mind that the Lichens category is not for unidentified lichens.
6. The Lecanorales category should no longer be used as a general repository for lichen photos, as this is neither correct (many lichens are not in this order), nor intuitive (everyone calls them lichens, not Lecanorales).


As of May 25, 2010, all lichen photos are categorized and in galleries, and all lichen galleries are in the Lichens category. The Cat-Scan tool is useful for finding all lichen files that have been changed or edited after a certain date.


This category has the following 11 subcategories, out of 11 total.








Pages in category "Lichens"

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