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Gold Dust Lichen

Chrysothrix xanthina


A bright yellow crustose lichen composed entirely of powdery soredia. It prefers to grow in shady areas. Most of the tree was covered in lichens. At least 10 other species.


Spotted on the somewhat shaded bark of a smooth bark tree in Tamaulipas thorn woodlands/bushland.

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Roma, Texas, United States

Spotted on Nov 13, 2020
Submitted on Jan 2, 2021

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