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Maritime Sunburst Lichen

Xanthoria sp.


Very common lichen, of yellow foliose thalle and bright orange apothecia. My guess is Xanthoria parietina.


Found on a dead and decaying branch discarded next to a pathway going to a mixed forest (oak, beech, spruce and fir) on slopes of Jura mountain range, close to a larger settlement in Geneva lake valley. Found together with Brown-eyed Rim lichen and two other Parmelia lichens.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Gex, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on Feb 28, 2021
Submitted on Mar 4, 2021

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