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Maritime Sunburst Lichen

Xanthoria parietina


A foliose or leafy lichen. The thallus (plant body) is more or less rosette-forming with a strong yellow-orange surface. Apothecaries (fruiting bodies) are often numerous towards the middle of the thallus.


Near the shore on a rock.


Norwegian name: V⁠anlig messinglav

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Porsgrunn, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway

Spotted on May 16, 2022
Submitted on May 20, 2022

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