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Fungi: Ascomycota: Lecanoromycetes: Teloschistales: Teloschistaceae: Teloschistes chrysophthalmus (L.) Th.Fr.

Teloschistes chrysophthalmus – Golden-eye Lichen

Synonyms: Borrera chrysophthalma, Borrera denudata, Hagenia chrysophthalma, Lichen chrysophtalmos, Lichen chrysophthalmus, Lobaria chrysophthalma, Parmelia chrysophthalma, Physcia chrysophthalma, Physcia comosa, Teloschistes expallens, Tornabenia chrysophthalma, Xanthoanaptychia chrysophthalma, Xanthoria chrysophthalma.

Common name: Golden-eye Lichen.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Teloschistes chrysophthalmus, often referred to as the gold-eye lichen or golden-eye, is a fruticose lichen with branching lobes. Their sexual structures, apothecia, are bright-orange with spiny projections (cilia) situated around the rim. It has a global distribution, but is often localized and rare in many parts of its range. Colonies most often form along coastal areas.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Golden eye lichen (<B>Teloschistes chrysophthalmus</B>) with oddly shaped reproductive structures on a twig picked under an oak on campus of Texas A and M University after a tropical storm "Ike". College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2008-09-13.htm">September 13, 2008</A>
LinkGolden eye lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus) with oddly shaped reproductive structures on a twig picked under an oak on campus of Texas A and M University after a tropical storm "Ike". College Station, Texas, September 13, 2008
Gold colored reproductive organs surrounded by "eye lashes" of Golden eye lichen (<B>Teloschistes chrysophthalmus</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2008-12-28.htm">December 28, 2008</A>
LinkGold colored reproductive organs surrounded by "eye lashes" of Golden eye lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 28, 2008
Golden eye lichen (<B>Teloschistes chrysophthalmus</B>) on a twig in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2008-12-28.htm">December 28, 2008</A>
LinkGolden eye lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus) on a twig in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 28, 2008
Shrubby body of Golden eye lichen (<B>Teloschistes chrysophthalmus</B>) on a tree branch in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2008-12-28.htm">December 28, 2008</A>
LinkShrubby body of Golden eye lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus) on a tree branch in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 28, 2008
Golden eye lichen (<B>Teloschistes chrysophthalmus</B>)(?) in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2012-07-01.htm">July 1, 2012</A>
LinkGolden eye lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus)(?) in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, July 1, 2012
Location on maps25038-25192 Farm to Market 1155, Washington, TX 77880, USA
Golden eye lichen (<B>Teloschistes chrysophthalmus</B>) on a fallen oak branch in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-26.htm">December 26, 2017</A>
LinkGolden eye lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus) on a fallen oak branch in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 26, 2017
Location on mapsBee Creek, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Golden eye lichen (<B>Teloschistes chrysophthalmus</B>) on a huisache(?) tree in abandoned TAMU Horticultural Gardens in Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-02-22.htm">February 22, 2019</A>
LinkGolden eye lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus) on a huisache(?) tree in abandoned TAMU Horticultural Gardens in Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, February 22, 2019
Location on maps530 Floriculture Rd, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Golden eye lichen (<B>Teloschistes chrysophthalmus</B>) with other lichens on a branch of huisache(?) tree in abandoned TAMU Horticultural Gardens in Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-02-22.htm">February 22, 2019</A>
LinkGolden eye lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus) with other lichens on a branch of huisache(?) tree in abandoned TAMU Horticultural Gardens in Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, February 22, 2019
Location on maps530 Floriculture Rd, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Tuft of golden eye lichen (<B>Teloschistes chrysophthalmus</B>) on a huisache(?) tree in abandoned TAMU Horticultural Gardens in Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-02-22.htm">February 22, 2019</A>
LinkTuft of golden eye lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus) on a huisache(?) tree in abandoned TAMU Horticultural Gardens in Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, February 22, 2019
Location on maps530 Floriculture Rd, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Close up of apothecia of golden eye lichen (<B>Teloschistes chrysophthalmus</B>) on a huisache(?) tree in abandoned TAMU Horticultural Gardens in Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-02-22.htm">February 22, 2019</A>
LinkClose up of apothecia of golden eye lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus) on a huisache(?) tree in abandoned TAMU Horticultural Gardens in Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, February 22, 2019
Location on maps530 Floriculture Rd, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Golden eye lichen (<B>Teloschistes chrysophthalmus</B>) on a stone chest of Virgin Mary statue in Washington Cemetery. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-08.htm">December 8, 2019</A>
LinkGolden eye lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus) on a stone chest of Virgin Mary statue in Washington Cemetery. Washington, Texas, December 8, 2019
Location on maps19724 Washington Cemetary Rd, Washington, TX 77880, USA

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