California Scientist Names Fungus After President Obama

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Caloplaca Obamae, lichen named after President Obama


You could say Kerry Knudsen took a lichen to our new president.

Knudsen, a curator of the plant-like combination of fungi and algae at the UC Riverside Herbarium, named a new species of tough, orange-colored lichen, Caloplaca obamae, after Barack Obama.

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