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Matchstick Lichen

Matchstick Lichen

Matchstick Lichen got their names because of their similarity to redhead matches. This means that they are sometimes referred to as ‘Devils Matchsticks’. It grows up to 30mm high and can be found in the bogs of Ireland (This one was photographed in the Bog of Allen in County Kildare). It can also grow on rotting timber. About 70000 species of fungi have been described; however, some estimates of total numbers suggest that 1.5 million species may exist.