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Golden shield lichen (Xanthoria parietina)

Observed: 14th July 2012 By: Flora Bunda
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Golden shield lichen (Xanthoria parietina)
Golden shield lichen (Xanthoria parietina)

Small and clustered yellow lobes with orange fruiting bodies.
Thanks to synangium for ientification. previously identified as Cushion Xanthoria which is a common name for Xanthoria polycarpa.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Golden shield lichen (Xanthoria parietina) interacts


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Thank you!

synangium for your comments and identification. Also to Fenwickfield for endorsement of synangium's identification.