Kōrero: Lichens

Lichen on asphalt

Lichen on asphalt

Xanthoparmelia scabrosa thrives in damp urban environments, and can be found growing on rocks, tree trunks and roof tiles, as well as on asphalt. Recently, extracts from this lichen have been promoted for their aphrodisiac effects, although there is no scientific evidence that they work.

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Photograph by Iona Wassilieff

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Lichens - Lichens in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10986/lichen-on-asphalt (accessed 27 January 2022)

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