Kōrero: Lichens

Lichens on an abandoned car

Lichens on an abandoned car

Lichens can thrive on many different surfaces. The surfaces they naturally grow on are rock, soil, plants, other lichens, and sometimes the fur or shells of animals. Lichens also colonise artificial surfaces such as glass, metal, asphalt roads and plastic. This car has been abandoned on farmland near Kaikōura for a number of years, and is now covered in lichens.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Lichens - Features and life history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10981/lichens-on-an-abandoned-car (accessed 5 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007