Hooded Sunburst Lichen

Xanthomendoza fallax

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Xanthomendoza fallax (hooded sunburst lichen) is a small yellow-orange to red-orange fioliose lichen that grows on bark, rarely on rock, all over the world except very dry areas.:130 The nonfruiting body (thallus) grows in rosettes to 3 cm in diameter. The rosettes sometimes coalesce with each other. The lobes may appear divided at the tips. It is sometimes tightly appressed to the substrate (adnate), and sometimes not. The fruiting bodies (apothecia) are lecanorine, meaning that they...

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