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Golden Moonglow Lichen

Dimelaena oreina

Description:

Dimelaena oreina is a Placodioid lichen (crustose lichen that radiates out from a center). Thallus is yellowish green which is derived from usnic acid in the cortex.

Habitat:

Spotted in eastern Washington on an exposed rock above 2000 ft.

Notes:

The lichen grows on steep surfaces of hard siliceous rock from 400 to 2,800 metres (1,300 to 9,200 ft). (Wikipedia)

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Brian38
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Brian38

Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 19, 2019
Submitted on Jun 22, 2019

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