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Orange lichen - Caloplaca marina Growing on Granit rocks along the coast of Granit Island South Australia.              Australia,Caloplaca marina,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Orange lichen - Caloplaca marina

Growing on Granit rocks along the coast of Granit Island South Australia.

    comments (3)

  1. So amazingly vibrant! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Allmost all of the rocks along that islands coastline are covered with this lichen. Posted 5 months ago
      1. It must be quite a sight! Posted 4 months ago

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''Caloplaca marina'', the Orange Sea Lichen, is a crustose, placodioid lichen. It has wide distribution, and can be found near the shore on rocks or walls. Calos in Greek means nice, placa in Greek is shield. Caloplaca therefore means ‘beautiful patches’.

Similar species: Teloschistales
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Feb 14, 2020. Captured Mar 2, 2017 21:15 in Granite Island, South Australia 5211, Australia.
  • NEX-3
  • f/6.3
  • 1/160s
  • ISO200
  • 42mm