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Xanthoria parietina


Lichen I spotted on the branches of Sambucus nigra at the side of farmland. This species is known to be characteristic for intensively fertilized areas.


The water extract of X. parietina has good antiviral activity in vitro, inhibiting the replication of human parainfluenza virus type 2 (source:

1 species ID suggestions

LarsKorb 7 years ago
Yellow Scale
Xanthoria parietina

1 Comment

Meik 7 years ago

Thanks Lars!

Göttingen, Niedersachsen (Landmasse), Germany

Lat: 51.50, Long: 9.95

Spotted on Mar 3, 2012
Submitted on Mar 20, 2012

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