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Shield Lichen

Parmelia sulcata

Description:

Forming shield like circular aluminium-grey patches on trees, recognized by conspicuous beaten metalwork aspect of its lobes (seen well on pic N°2)

Habitat:

I found these on wooden hence posts along a myriade of other lichens; a hence surrounding an agricultural storage yard, just next to a protected montane stream in Jura mountain range; on edges of mixed (oak, beech, spruce and fir) forest growing on slopes.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Échenevex, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on Mar 5, 2021
Submitted on Mar 24, 2021

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