Does this make sense? The following 3 paragraphs are the source for my question at the end. Thanks for playing…8)
Lichens often go unnoticed, but in environments where they are abundant, such as at high altitudes or along the coast, they attract our attention thanks to the colors they are adorned with. All palettes are then found from black to white and all shades of blue, green, yellow, orange or red.
As for the shapes, there is nothing more varied. Unlike higher plants, lichens have no roots, stems or leaves. Their vegetative apparatus, called thallus, is characterized by a great diversity of shapes and more or less complex aspects, fixed in various way on the most diverse substrates.
Lichens have colonized almost every environment from sea rocks to the highest altitudes, from arid deserts to high latitude regions. Only on the high seas, in highly polluted areas and on living animal tissues are they lacking.
Lichens often go unnoticed, because they range from black to white and all shades of blue, green, yellow, orange or red. As for the shapes, there is nothing more varied. They live in various ways on the most diverse substrates.
Lichens have colonized almost every environment.
And then they say that they are lacking on living animal tissues?
What about lichen sclerosis, lichen planus and what about multiple sclerosis? Wouldn’t that be crazy if there were a soft tissue analog to this hybrid plant/animal thing called lichen…8)
What would be even better is if we could treat all human soft tissue overgrowths with something simple like vinegar.