Trentepohlia

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Madeline Tolle | 0 Comments




One of the most mesmerizing things about the forest is how absolutely brimming with life they are. Seemingly still, but absolutely buzzing with a vibrant energy.

There's a patch of wild trees with branches tangled in each other. The path is moody and the tree trunks are often fire scarred. The color palette varies between deep moss greens, ashy greys, and is popped with an eerie burnt orange. While wandering along the paths, it's hard to tell what the orange stuff is. It teeters the line between life and death.

In actuality, the orange velvety tree coverings is Trentepohlia. An algae that is pigmented by carotene, it doesn't harm the trees it lives on, but simply exists in a great harmony. As part of the forest.


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