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Sunburst lichen

Xanthomendoza hasseana


Xanthomendoza is a genus of small, bright orange foliose lichens with lecanorine apothecia. It is in the family Teloschistaceae.[1][2] The genus contains 17 species distributed in the Americas.[3] Members of the genus are commonly called sunburst lichens or orange lichens because of their bright orange color.[-Wikipedia


Found on a limb of a maple tree.

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Federal Way, Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 26, 2017
Submitted on Apr 26, 2017

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