Lichen

Family: Unknown
Genus: Unknown
Species: Unknown
Main Flower Colour: Other

Description

Lichen is made up of a fungus and an algae growing together in a symbiotic relationship. There are 3 basic forms; fruticose, crustose and foliose. Lichens play an important role in breaking down rocks to form soil, and in arid areas they protect soil surfaces from erosion.

Identification

The main flower colour is other. Found coating rocks, soil and tree branches.

Uses

Have been used to provide pigments for dyeing cloth, some have medicinal uses.

References

Australian National Herbarium webpage.

Created: 14 Feb 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 24 Mar 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

NET - New England Tablelands

Specifics

Giraween NP. SE Qld.

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