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Pulmonary lichen (Lobaria pulmonaria) in the Vercors. A large foliaceous lichen - one of the largest in Europe - whose thallus commonly exceeds about 30 cm. Like all lichens, it is a lichenised fungus, and like most of them it belongs to the ascomycetes group. Its membership of the cyanolichen category, fungi associated with cyanobacteria, makes it a particularly sensitive organism to atmospheric pollution. It is therefore a species in decline in many regions and has been chosen as a health index for French forests. Ambel forest, Vercors NRP, France

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Shooting date : 2023-01-05

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Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / Natural park / Regional Natural Park

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Sporangium / Spore

Individual / Nobody

Flora / Lichen / Lung Lichen (Lobaria pulmonaria)

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Thallus


World mountain and summit / Alps (Range) / Prealps (Mountain range) / Vercors (Massif)

Flora / Alga / Blue alga / Cyanobacteria

Flora / Lichen

Area / Mountain

Flora / Mushroom

Europe / European Union / France / Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / Rhône-Alpes / Dauphiné province / Drôme 26

Europe / European Union / France / Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / Rhône-Alpes / Vercors (Regional Natural Park)

Area / Forest / Temperate forest

Ambiance / Humidity

Shot / Overview

Species / Relation between species / Symbiosis

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Trunk (botany)

Ambiance / Seasons / Temperate season / Winter

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Apothecium

Latin keywords

Prokaryota / Eubacteria / Bacteriobiota / Cyanobacteria / Nostocales / Nostocaceae / Nostoc

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Fungi / Eumycota / Dicaryomycota / Ascomycota / Pezizomycotina / Lecanoromycetes / Lecanorales / Lobariaceae / Lobaria

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