Caloplaca oasis

Description

A yellow crust forming lichen usually with abundant apothecia (0.2-0.4mm) which are orange to orange-brown. The apothecia are usually more obvious than than the thallus.

Habitat

On calcareous substrates: limestone, mortar and concrete.

When to see it

All year round

Life History

Occasionally found parasitic on Verrucaria species.

VC55 Status

unknown

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