Story: Lichens

Foliose lichen (2nd of 3)

Foliose lichen

Foliose (leaf-like) lichens are flat with distinct upper and lower surfaces. The leaves are usually divided into lobes. Some of the largest foliose lichens in the world grow in New Zealand, where they can reach half a metre in length.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Lichens - Features and life history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007