Kōrero: Native plants and animals – overview

Lichens

Lichens

Lichens are an alliance of a fungus and one or more other organisms. Most lichens can be found growing on soil, rock, tree bark, and leaf surfaces. There are thought to be more than 2,000 species of lichen in New Zealand, representing about 10% of the world’s known lichens. There is a fairly low degree of endemism – less than 40% are found only in New Zealand.

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Department of Conservation
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Bob Brockie, 'Native plants and animals – overview - Plants and fungi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10613/lichens (accessed 26 November 2020)

He kōrero nā Bob Brockie, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007