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Maritime Sunburst lichen

Xanthoria parietina

Description:

A foliose lichen of pale green-yellowish-orange color, forming circular plaques (some 5 or so cm in diameter) on bare rocks. The exterior range of the circle is brighter in color, pale green-yellow and flattened, typically foliose. The central part is darker orange, where the fruiting bodies, in form of orange discs, are found.

Habitat:

Rocks in maritime pine forest, positions well exposed to sun.

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1 Comment

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

Photo No. 1: is a beautiful photo....

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Croatia

Spotted on Jul 13, 2015
Submitted on Sep 1, 2015

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