Lecanora xylophila is a beautiful rim lichen with a silvery white thallus and a dark red to brown apothecia. Found on driftwood that is close to the sea.
Found on an old driftwood log on the beach at Joseph Whidbey State Park. The environment of the beach habitat can be a harsh one. Really hard for organisms to exist here with shifting sands, pounding waves, sea spray and an almost constant wind, but this is where Lecanora xylophila (Driftwood Rim-Lichen) thrives.
Lat: 48.31, Long: -122.72
Spotted on Dec 8, 2018
Submitted on Dec 11, 2018