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Shield Lichen

Parmelia sp.

Description:

Forming circular "shield" about 6cmacross and yellow-green to grey above, brown below. Thallus somewhat looks like miniaturised lettuce.

Habitat:

Found on a dead and decaying branch discarded next to a pathway through the mixed forest (oak, beech, spruce and fir). This forest is on lower slopes of Jura mountain range, and at outskirts of a larger settlement (Gex) in Geneva lake valley.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Gex, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on Mar 3, 2021
Submitted on Mar 6, 2021

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