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An amazing orange-coloured lichen, residing around and above the volcanic steam vents in Rotorua, NZ. It seems to be everywhere, so I assume the warm steam provides the lichen with a warmer humid micro-climate to live in.


Above and around volcanic steam vents, on various tree bark.

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1 Comment

CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Beautiful Lichen! It would be interesting to hear it indeed, the volcanic vents play a part in its appearance there.

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Rotorua, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 30, 2012
Submitted on Feb 25, 2012

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