Story: Lichens

Lace lichen (2nd of 2)

Lace lichen

One of the most attractive lichens in the alpine environment is the lace or coral lichen Cladia retipora (foreround), easily identified from the numerous holes in its thallus. The scarlet spore bodies in the centre of the photo belong to a Cladonia species.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Lichens - Lichens in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007