Gold cobblestone lichen

Pleopsidium chlorophanum

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Pleopsidium chlorophanum (gold cobblestone lichen):27 is a distinctively colored, bright lemon-yellow to chartreuse crustose lichen, which favors dry arctic or alpine sandstone cliffs and boulders. It's a rare alpine lichen in Europe. It is in the Pleopsidium genus of the Acarosporaceae family.

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  1. (c) Damon Tighe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/7442580
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleopsidium_chlorophanum

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