A group for images of those soft and weird fungi and mushrooms that you find.


This challenge closed almost 8 years ago.

The Challenge

Please enter your best image of a Lichen.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for the one you think is the best.

Rewards & Prizes

The winner gets to choose the next challenge.
And the winning image gets a special spot on the overview page for at least two weeks.

Additional Information

What is a lichen?

Lichens are not a single plant.

A lichen is a complex group of plants depending on a close association between a FUNGUS and ALGAE – a symbiotic relationship.

A lichen consists of an upper part of interwoven fibres related to the fungus and a layer of more loosely fibrous structures related to the fungus that surrounds the algae.

The algae can carry out photosynthesis and feed the fungi. The fibrous structures that make up the fungi adds support to the algae and keeps the algae from drying out.

Cover Image: Tiny Red Tops by Vanessa Barklay


The Top Ten

Lichen Landscape by Sherilee Evelyn

Lichen Landscape by Sherilee Evelyn was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 7 votes.

  • competing lichens by jude walton
  • Crustose Lichen by George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
  • Snow Lichen - As delicate as Lace by Marilyn Harris
  • Lichen - X marks the spot by Annie Moore(Street)
  • Lichen by CynLynn
  • Lichen. by Eunice Atkins

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