How to identify: Cushion Xanthoria

Nitrogen-loving

Close-up of Cushion Xanthoria lichenCushion Xanthoria thrives in environments with polluted air.

It is similar to leafy Xanthoria, but does not have the broad, spreading leaf-like lobes.

Characteristics

  • Lobes small and clustered
  • Lobes yellow (in sun) to green-grey (in shade)
  • Orange fruiting bodies usually present

 

 

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