Xanthoria elegans Teloschistaceae

Rusavskia elegans (Xanthoria elegans)

Growth type foliose.
Chemical results: Thallus K+ crimson.
Occurs on upland nutrient-rich rocks, also found on concrete, slate and asbestos-cement in lowland and urban areas.

The adpressed thallus forms orange-red rosettes with narrow, radiating, convex lobes, 0.5-1.0mm wide. Abundant apothecia form in the centre of the thallus, their margins +/- crenulate.

Xanthoria elegans
Xanthoria elegans
March 2012

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