Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Teloschistes
Family: Teloschistaceae (Lichen)
Taxon : Lichen
Group : Plant

SPECIES
exilis
NOTES

An orange coloured lichen growing on trees. The tufts are up to 7 cm across and the strands have long thin ciliated tips. When boiled it produces a permanent yellow dye which needs no fixing.


AUTHORITY
(Michx.) Vain.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Lichen
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The apothecia (spore producing organs) are scattered on the branches. They are 0.8-3 mm across and have thin nonciliate margins
Colour: Orange
Common Name
Slender orange bush lichen
Orange foliose bark lichen
Lichen
Habitat
NOTES: Very common on exposed dead branches
HABITAT NAME: Bush
NOTES: Particularly common near the river
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Physcia exilis
Borrera exilis
Parmelia exilis
Tornabenia exilis



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